60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  12​h
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Noosa
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
6
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h
7
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
Bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Townsville
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brisbane, use our trip itinerary maker.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Brisbane. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February: highs in Brisbane hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright, Sea Life Sunshine Coast, & more), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Podie Pie (in Nambour). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and find something for the whole family at Aussie World.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maleny online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Maleny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Montville, Buderim Forest Park, Aqua Park Bli Bli, Aussie World
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & HMAS Brisbane), Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach) and Caloundra (Spas, Bulcock Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Noosa Regional gallery, make a splash at Aqua Fun Park, and stop by Watermelon Red.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Noosa attractions planner.

You can drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, Aqua Fun Park, Mount Coolum
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, make a trip to K'gari, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, and take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in February since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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.
Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Grays Bay (in Bowen), Mackay (Mackay Aqua Park & The Leichhardt Tree) and Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island). There's lots more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mackay, Daydream Island Living Reef, Grays Bay
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hinchinbrook Island (in Cardwell) and Leahton Park (in Charters Towers). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

To plan Townsville vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensland, Leahton Park, Copperfield Gorge, Hinchinbrook Island, Bowling Green Bay National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Daintree Tea (in Daintree), Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Cow Bay Beach, & more) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree Tea, Bloomfield Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Tranquility Falls & Elizas Gallery). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Daintree, Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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