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
— 6 nights
5
Longreach
— 2 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
7
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
9
Mission Beach
— 4 nights
10
Townsville
— 5 nights
11
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
12
Hamilton Island
— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burleigh Heads Beach and Springbrook National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast online journey planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Gold Coast is 18 hours. In July, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of °F and lows of °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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Point Cartwright. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mooloolaba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Mount Cooroora (in Pomona), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Obi Boardwalk (in Maleny). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum, kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba road trip planner.

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, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Caloundra, Nambour, Maleny, Mount Cooroora
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.
Visiting Esplanade and Mon Repos Turtle Encounter will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and The Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg (Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Maryborough City Hall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay journey planner.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bundaberg, Maryborough City Hall
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Off-Road Tours

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Take a break from the city and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Fraser Island Great Walk.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. July in Fraser Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 23rd (Thu), 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 — 23:
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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 24th (Fri): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Outback Pics, and then take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Longreach and then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Longreach day trip planning app.

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longreach, Langenbaker House
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach ©
Longreach

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online day trip planner.

You can fly from Longreach to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Longreach in July, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough 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 Jul 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Photography Tours and Dubuji Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). There's still lots to do: get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and trek along Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cape Tribulation vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of the city life by going to Atherton Tablelands and Josephine Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Babinda Boulders, Crystal Cascades, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mission Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get outdoors at Millaa Millaa Falls and Skydiving. Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Rainforest Heart (in Millaa Millaa), Wallaman Falls (in Ingham) and Ob la di (in Cardwell). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk, browse the exhibits of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and do a tasting at Murdering Point Winery.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mission Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Mission Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa, Murdering Point Winery, Wallaman Falls, Ob la di, Mamu Tropical Skywalk
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

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.
Get outdoors at Castle Hill and Museum of Tropical Queensland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Billabong Sanctuary and Gondwana Rainforest. The adventure continues: make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, identify plant and animal life at Norman Reef, stroll through The Strand, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Townsville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Townsville, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensland, Alligator Falls Track
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Whitsunday Great Walk. Escape the urban bustle at Horseshoe Bay and Gloucester Island National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Grays Bay (in Bowen). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Heart Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Conway National Park, and view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach attractions planner.

Drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in August, you will find days in Airlie Beach are slightly colder (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bowen, Gloucester Island National Park, Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Get outdoors at Catseye Beach and Jetryder. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island, identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Islands National Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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