60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
2
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
3
Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
4
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
5
Longreach
— 2 nights
6
Winton
— 2 nights
7
Townsville
— 5 nights
8
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
9
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
10
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
11
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
12
Cooktown
— 2 nights
13
Cairns
— 8 nights

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get in touch with nature at Natural Bridge and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast day trip site.

Los Angeles, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 18 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Gold Coast reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Artisans Gallery and Caloundra Lighthouses are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Mount Cooroora (in Pomona). There's lots more to do: stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, look for gifts at Podie Pie, and take in the awesome beauty at Emu Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mooloolaba tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Mapleton Observatory, Kondalilla Falls
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum

5
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and Esplanade. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hervey Bay: Brierley Wines (in Childers) and Bundaberg (Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, &more). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at The Pier, take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Maryborough City Hall.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bundaberg, Maryborough, Brierley Wines
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:
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Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake Wabby.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Longreach, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then view the masterpieces at Outback Pics.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Longreach trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Longreach by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Longreach are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Longreach, Langenbaker House
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Langenbaker House ©
Langenbaker House

2
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 25th (Sat), stop by Winton Opal Gems, thensee the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and then don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants, thenexamine the collection at Qantilda Museum, and then examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Winton tour builder tool.

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Arno's Wall ©
Arno's Wall

5
nights
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Take a break from the city and head to Castle Hill and Gondwana Rainforest. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Tropical Queensland and Maritime Museum of Townsville. Step out of Townsville to go to Cardwell and see Hinchinbrook Island, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, browse the exhibits of The Drill Hall Studio, and get great views at Mount Stuart.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville planner.

Traveling by flight from Winton to Townsville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Queensland, Hinchinbrook Island
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bowen Historical Society and Museum and Proserpine Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Heart Reef. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island), Gloucester Island National Park (in Hydeaway Bay) and Bowen (Horseshoe Bay & Grays Bay). There's lots more to do: stroll through Whitsunday Great Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Into The Blue Gallery, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, and kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in July, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bowen, Daydream Island Living Reef, Proserpine Museum, Gloucester Island National Park
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

4
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Passage Peak and Hamilton Island Golf Club. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Whitsunday Islands National Park, get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island, get outside with Jetryder, and bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

6
nights
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Agincourt Reef will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Douglas Court House Museum and Ngarru Gallery. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, stroll through Four Mile Beach, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in August: highs in Port Douglas hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree National Park and Dubuji Boardwalk. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

2
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 20th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, thenkick back and relax at Finch Bay, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Kuku Bulkaway, thenstroll the grounds of Cooktown War Memorial, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cooktown online road trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cooktown

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

8
nights
Cairns

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Kuranda. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Josephine Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Mission Beach (Skydiving & Mission Beach), Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, see Off-Road Tours, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cooktown to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Millaa Millaa, Mission Beach, Crystal Cascades, Mulgrave Settlers Museum
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
River Rafting & Tubing
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls

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