28 days in Queensland Itinerary

28 days in Queensland Itinerary

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28 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  11 h 15 min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  8 h 30 min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Palm Cove
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  8 h 30 min
6
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Caloundra
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Bli Bli
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
9
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whitehaven Beach. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip builder.

Brisbane to Whitsunday Island is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. April in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Four Mile Beach as well as Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary website .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Indian Head has been added to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Eli Creek and Seventy-Five Mile Beach will thrill your kids.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Movie World. Kids will appreciate attractions like Surfers Paradise Beach and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary & City Botanic Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

3
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
You've now added Palm Cove Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ellis Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by Annie's at the Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Barron Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Honey House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kuranda Koala Gardens, then kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Palm Cove trip builder site.

Fly from Gold Coast to Palm Cove in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in April; daily highs in Palm Cove reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Ellis Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Noosa Main Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, and then wander the streets of Hastings Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, gear up at Underground Surf, then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa travel site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Palm Cove to Noosa in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Bill's Boat Hire and Bike Hire has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Australia Zoo and Bulcock Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Cheese, &more).

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Caloundra visit planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Caloundra in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Caloundra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bli Bli.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maleny, Big Kart Track, Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations

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nights
Bli Bli

Bli Bli ©
Bli Bli is a both a town and a locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aqua Park Bli Bli. On the 3rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli, then experience rural life at McMartin's Farm, and finally walk around Dunethin Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Queensland Zoo, take a peaceful walk through Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve, then cool off at Aqua Fun Park, and finally play a few rounds at Twin Waters Golf Club.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bli Bli day trip tool.

Bli Bli is just a short distance from Caloundra. In May, daytime highs in Bli Bli are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Mooloolaba on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Bli Bli

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Twin Waters, Queensland Zoo, Dunethin Rock
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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Queensland Zoo ©
Queensland Zoo
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli
Aqua Fun Park ©
Aqua Fun Park

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Mooloolaba Beach has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Sea Life Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore Beach. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Aussie World, take a tour of HMAS Brisbane, get your game on at SunJet Simulations, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba online driving holiday planner.

Mooloolaba is just a stone's throw from Bli Bli. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Buderim, Warana, Maroochydore Beach, Bellingham Maze, Aussie World
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Cairns Wake park has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Muddy's Playground and Nudey Beach. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cool off at Sugarworld Waterpark, and make a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mooloolaba to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mooloolaba in May, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sugarworld Waterpark
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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