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
— 4 nights
5
Longreach
— 2 nights
6
Carnarvon National Park
— 2 nights
7
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
8
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
9
Cairns
— 7 nights
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
11
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
12
Fitzroy Island
— 1 night
13
Mission Beach
— 4 nights
14
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
15
Townsville
— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Burleigh Heads Beach and Springbrook National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural Bridge and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast 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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Gold Coast at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Mooloolaba Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Point Cartwright. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Obi Boardwalk) and Montville (Kondalilla Falls & Kondalilla National Park). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum, kick back and relax at Kings Beach, get outside with FlyWaco, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Montville, Coolum Beach, Ewen Maddock Dam
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

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Esplanade and Fraser Island. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Burrum Heads Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hervey Bay: Barolin Rocks (in Bargara) and Bundaberg (Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, &more). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Elfotography Hervey Bay, appreciate the history behind Duncan Chapman Statue, and see the interesting displays at Whistle Stop Rail Museum.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay holiday planner.

Drive from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bundaberg, Maryborough, Barolin Rocks, Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and K'gari will get you outdoors.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island vacation maker site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fraser Island are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Longreach, thenexamine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, thensee the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Outback Pics. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Spinifex Collections, contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Longreach travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Longreach in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. July in Longreach sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach ©
Longreach

2
nights
Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Carnarvon Gorge.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carnarvon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Carnarvon National Park takes 8 hours. You'll set off for Airlie Beach on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Whitsunday Great Walk. Step off the beaten path and head to Horseshoe Bay and Finch Hatton Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowen (Mother Beddock Rock, Grays Bay, &more), Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Gloucester Island National Park (in Hydeaway Bay). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Heart Reef, stroll through Bucasia Beach, explore the striking landscape of Conway National Park, and kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach route planner.

Drive from Carnarvon National Park to Airlie Beach in 11 hours. July in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bowen, Daydream Island Living Reef, Ballantyne's Strawberry Farm, Bucasia Beach, Finch Hatton Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitsunday Islands National Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Golf Club. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, head outdoors with Jetryder, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Crystal Cascades. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atherton Tablelands and Babinda Boulders. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Wooroonooran National Park (in Topaz), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Yungaburra (Curtain Fig National Park & Lake Barrine). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Granite Gorge Nature Park, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip app.

Fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Hamilton Island in August, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Edge Hill, Yungaburra, Crystal Cascades, Babinda Boulders
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

5
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Agincourt Reef and Eye to Eye Marine Encounters. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Douglas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation day trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fitzroy Island.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
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Photography Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

1
night
Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ©
On the 18th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Fitzroy Island National Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fitzroy Island trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Tribulation to Fitzroy Island. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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Fitzroy Island National Park ©
Fitzroy Island National Park

4
nights
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 Wallaman Falls. Get outdoors at Millaa Millaa Falls and Skydiving. Explore Mission Beach's surroundings by going to Cardwell (Ob la di, Attie Creek Falls, &more), Nandroya Falls (in Atherton) and Millaa Millaa Lookout (in Millaa Millaa). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, and take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mission Beach attractions tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fitzroy Island to Mission Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cardwell, Millaa Millaa, Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Golden Gumboot, Wallaman Falls
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

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nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Arthur Bay, thenget to know the fascinating history of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): head off the coast to Magnetic Island National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Balding Bay, thencast your line with a fishing tour, thenget engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum, and finally play a few rounds at Magnetic Island Country Club.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Magnetic Island road trip site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mission Beach to Magnetic Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Magnetic Island can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Balding Bay ©
Balding Bay

5
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Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Visiting Castle Hill and Gondwana Rainforest will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Billabong Sanctuary and Museum of Tropical Queensland. Take a break from Townsville with a short trip to Broadwater National Park in Ingham, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mitchell, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville takes an hour. In August in Townsville, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Queensland, Copperfield Gorge, Alligator Falls Track, Broadwater National Park
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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