37 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Townsville
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Noosa
— 7 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach — 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Catseye Beach and Boathaven Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Grays Bay (in Bowen) and Hydeaway Bay Beach (in Hydeaway Bay). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, indulge in some personalized pampering at Intuitive Massage & Beauty Centre, and stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing.

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Gold Coast to Airlie Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Townsville.
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Townsville — 2 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at The Strand. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Anzac Park, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finally hike along Castle Hill.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Townsville online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in April, you will find days in Townsville are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Spas in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and stop by Pure Synergie Skin Store.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. Visit Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Entomological museum in Diwan (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online travel route planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Noosa.
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Noosa — 7 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Peregian Beach and Bulcock Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Fishermans Road Market (in Diddillibah), Caloundra (Dicky Beach, Shelly Beach, &more) and Stumers Creek (in Coolum Beach). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, stroll through North Shore Dog Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Peticular.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Noosa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 6 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Indian Head and Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.
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Hervey Bay — 3 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Take a break from the city and head to Hervey Bay Dive Centre and Esplanade. You'll get in some beach time at Theodolite Creek and Burrum Heads Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bargara Beach Caravan Park (in Bargara) and Bundaberg (Kalki Moon Distilling Company & Bundaberg Rum Distillery). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Duncan Chapman Statue.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. In April in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 5 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Surfers Paradise Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Coolangatta Beach (in Coolangatta), Helicopter Tours (in Gold Coast) and Maxwells Skin & Body Clinic (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Brisbane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Queensland travel guide

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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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