60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland route planner

Make it your trip
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
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Maleny
— 6 nights
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Noosa
— 8 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
— 6 nights
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— 5 nights
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— 6 nights
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Port Douglas

— 6 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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online visit planner.

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

Cape Tribulation

— 5 nights
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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, approximately Cow Bay away. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Cairns

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 27th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 3:

Hamilton Island

— 5 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Passage Peak, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Hamilton Island hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Airlie Beach

— 5 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.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands, stroll through Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, and look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary website.

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Maleny.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

Maleny

— 6 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maleny: Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc. (in Nambour), Island Gondola (in Bribie Island) and Lasting Impressions Gallery (in Kenilworth). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun, go for a walk through Sunshine Coast Great Walk, and see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory.

Before you visit Maleny, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Maleny in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Maleny, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:

Noosa

— 8 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach), Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach) and Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery, Kings Beach, &more). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, head outdoors with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters, grab your bike and head to Wooroi Day Use Area, and take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tinbeerwah.

To find out how to plan a trip to Noosa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 27:

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, stroll through Eli Creek, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:

Hervey Bay

— 5 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hervey Bay: Palace Backpackers Memorial (in Childers), Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery & Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company) and Gin Gin Historical Village (in Gin Gin). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a splash at WetSide Water Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, and take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:

Brisbane

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, sample the tasty concoctions at Ballistic Beer Co, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Brisbane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
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.