60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Maleny
— 7 nights
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Birdsville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
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Brisbane
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Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, stroll through Eli Creek, make a short side trip with Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary website.

Brisbane to Fraser Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Noosa

— 7 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Paradise Beach (in Golden Beach), Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, Point Cartwright, &more) and Caloundra (Moffat Beach, Kings Beach, &more). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout, kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, and look for gifts at Watermelon Red.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa journey maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Maleny

— 7 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore Maleny's surroundings by going to Kenilworth (Lasting Impressions Gallery & Charlie Moreland Camping Area). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Hill, look for gifts at Podie Pie, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gardners Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maleny trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Birdsville

— 3 nights
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune and then head outdoors with Birdsville Races.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Birdsville trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Maleny to Birdsville by car takes about 23 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Maleny, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Birdsville, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Birdsville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Cape Tribulation

— 5 nights
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 (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Photography Tours) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Birdsville to Cape Tribulation. Traveling from Birdsville in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Cape Tribulation. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 6 nights
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 Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Daintree Wild Zoo (in Daintree). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online attractions planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns

— 7 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Hamilton Island

— 4 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Change things up with a short trip to Whitsunday Islands National Park in Whitsunday Island (about 2h 30 min away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Jetryder, make a trip to Passage Peak, and go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island planner.

Getting from Cairns to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in May: highs in Hamilton Island hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Airlie Beach

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bowen (Bowen Water Park Playground, Grays Bay, &more) and Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at Intuitive Massage & Beauty Centre, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and take a tour of Whitsunday Passage.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach road trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 8 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

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

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, Brisbane is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.