60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
3
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
4
Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
6
Longreach
— 2 nights
7
Winton
— 2 nights
8
Townsville
— 5 nights
9
Mission Beach
— 4 nights
10
Cairns
— 6 nights
11
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
12
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
13
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
14
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Queensland Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Workshops Rail Museum and Cobb+Co Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Toowoomba (Japanese Gardens USQ QLD & Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Birrunga Gallery & Dining.

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Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Brisbane is 18 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Toowoomba, The Workshops Rail Museum
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum

5
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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 Coolangatta Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Tugun Beach. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Bulcock Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Kings Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Montville (Montville Art Gallery & Kondalilla Falls) and Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Obi Boardwalk). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, get outside with FlyWaco, and look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Mooloolaba visit planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Coolum Beach, Montville, Podie Pie
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

5
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step out of the city life by going to Esplanade and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and The Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Bargara (Barolin Rocks & Turtle Park) and Bundaberg (Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, &more). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Elfotography Hervey Bay, stop by Le Petit Chocolatier, and explore the galleries of Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bundaberg, Maryborough, Bargara
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation

4
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Champagne Pools.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Longreach, thenexamine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, thenexamine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Wellshot Centre, take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House, thenlook for gifts at Spinifex Collections, thencontemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Camden Park Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Longreach vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Fraser Island to Longreach takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Langenbaker House ©
Langenbaker House

2
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Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waltzing Matilda Centre, thendon't miss a visit to Arno's Wall, thensee the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and finally see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Winton Opal Gems, steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants.

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You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castle Hill and Museum of Tropical Queensland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ayr Nature Display and Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, trek along Alligator Falls Track, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mitchell.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Townsville day trip planning site.

You can fly from Winton to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Queensland, Willows Rotary Markets, Alligator Falls Track, Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, Ayr Nature Display
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission Beach and Millaa Millaa Falls. Visiting Wallaman Falls and Skydiving will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Absolute North Charters (in Lucinda), Cardwell (Attie Creek Falls & Hinchinbrook Island) and Innisfail (Mamu Tropical Skywalk & Etty Bay). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for gifts at The Pocket, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nandroya Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mission Beach road trip website.

You can drive from Townsville to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cardwell, Innisfail, Millaa Millaa Falls, Absolute North Charters, Wallaman Falls
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

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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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Josephine Falls. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more), Lake Barrine (in Yungaburra) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). On the 12th (Wed), spend a day of historical exploration at Historic Village Herberton. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning website.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Babinda Boulders, Crystal Cascades, Wooroonooran National Park
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daintree National Park and Photography Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach). There's lots more to do: hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, head outdoors with Jetryder, and get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island journey planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Hamilton Island, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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Airlie Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Horseshoe Bay and Hydeaway Bay Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Grays Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Bowen Historical Society and Museum (in Bowen) and Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Heart Reef, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and stroll through Boathaven Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planning website.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bowen, Hydeaway Bay Beach, Cape Hillsborough National Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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