10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland route planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Caloundra
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Longreach
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Sydney

few
hours
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then explore the different monuments and memorials at South Brisbane Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary app.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
South Brisbane Memorial Park ©
South Brisbane Memorial Park

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Downtown Caloundra, stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute, and finally examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Caloundra itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Caloundra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Caloundra

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Sunshine Castle, Chenrezig Institute, Mapleton Observatory, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Caloundra ©
Downtown Caloundra
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Longreach trip planner.

Fly from Caloundra to Longreach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Caloundra in September, you will find days in Longreach are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums

Side Trip

Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum ©
Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 8th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

Find out how to plan Cairns trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Longreach to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Longreach in September since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 10th (Tue), look for gifts at Daintree Entomological museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and then kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online route planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and then get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

Similar Plans

14 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM VIETNAM July, outdoors, popular sights Preferences: July, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM VIETNAM July, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans