22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Daintree
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Kuranda
— 3 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Bus
6
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
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7
Hayman Island
— 1 night
Unknown
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online road trip planner.

Gold Coast to Port Douglas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in March, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Daintree.
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Daintree — 2 nights

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with Daintree River Fishing & Photography Tours, then get great views at Mount Alexandra Lookout, then get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and finally kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Daintree day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Daintree takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Daintree are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairns.
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Cairns — 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Crystal Cascades. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Lake Eacham to see Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 6th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and ponder the world of politics at Cairns District Court.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Daintree to Cairns by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuranda.
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Kuranda — 3 nights

Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Peter Jarver Gallery, don't miss a visit to Honey House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then admire the sheer force of Barron Falls, and finally get great views at Glacier Rock Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Emu Ridge Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Earl Hill, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Macalister Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuranda trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Cairns to Kuranda in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Kuranda, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 2 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Coral Sea Marina, then identify plant and animal life at Turtle Tours, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, stroll through Whitsunday Great Walk, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Intuitive Massage & Beauty Centre, and finally go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

Discover how to plan a Airlie Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kuranda to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Whitsunday Island.
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Whitsunday Island — 2 nights

On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Whitsunday Islands National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach, and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island planning app.

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hayman Island.
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Hayman Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with Seabob Jet Australia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hayman Island trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Hayman Island. In March, daytime highs in Hayman Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Noosa.
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Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, then make a trip to Mount Tinbeerwah, then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, and finally kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hayman Island to Noosa with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mooloolaba.
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Mooloolaba — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): learn the secrets of beer at Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, don't miss a visit to HMAS Brisbane, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alexandra Headland Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba online holiday planner.

Getting from Noosa to Mooloolaba by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
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Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.
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Sunshine Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.
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