52 days in Queensland Itinerary

52 days in Queensland Itinerary

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52 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Regina
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Cooktown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
6
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
7
Townsville
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
8
Longreach
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
9
Ballandean
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Mooloolaba
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Regina

2
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Popular historic sites such as Grassy Hill and Cooktown War Memorial are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to James Cook Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Trevethan Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay, and contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cooktown trip itinerary builder website .

Regina, Canada to Cooktown is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Regina to Cooktown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre
Cooktown War Memorial ©
Cooktown War Memorial

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Opal Reef and Spas & Wellness. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Mount Lewis National Park in Julatten, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, tee off at Mossman Golf Club, and stop by With Sugar.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman, Mount Lewis National Park, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Village Herberton and Atherton Tablelands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Trinity Beach, stop by Australian Leather Company, identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

Start your trip to Cairns by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club.

Plan trip to Hamilton Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Hamilton Island, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Mama Sailing and Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hamilton Island to Magnetic Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, expect nights in Magnetic Island to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail ©
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail
Magnetic Island Country Club ©
Magnetic Island Country Club

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Billabong Sanctuary and Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Bowling Green Bay National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Little Crystal Creek, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of Townsville, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, and stroll through The Strand.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Townsville trip planner .

Townsville is just a stone's throw from Magnetic Island. July in Townsville sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Queensland, Bowling Green Bay National Park
Highlights from your plan
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Explore hidden gems such as Longreach and Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Longreach: Ilfracombe (Langenbaker House & Wellshot Centre). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eyre Basin, and look for gifts at Spinifex Collections.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Longreach online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Townsville to Longreach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Townsville in August, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Longreach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballandean.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Highlights from your plan
QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach ©
Longreach

3
nights
Ballandean

Ballandean ©
Step off the beaten path and head to The Granite Belt and Symphony Hill Winery. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Girraween National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ballandean trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Longreach to Ballandean. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Ballandean

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stanthorpe, Balancing Rock Wines, Mountview Winery, Brass Monkey Brew House
Highlights from your plan
Balancing Rock Wines ©
Balancing Rock Wines
Brass Monkey Brew House ©
Brass Monkey Brew House
Tobin Winery ©
Tobin Winery

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Hall, Suncorp Stadium, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ballandean to Gold Coast in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

8
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sunshine Castle and Caloundra Lighthouses. Explore hidden gems such as Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Yandina (Mount Ninderry & Wappa Dam) and The Original Eumundi Markets (in Eumundi). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba trip itinerary site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Noosa, Tanawha, Yandina, Buderim
Highlights from your plan
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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