60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Townsville
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
6
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Noosa
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Fraser Island
— 8 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: London

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and explore the striking landscape of Barron Gorge National Park.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Barron Gorge National Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation road trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

7
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and head outdoors with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Take a break from Townsville with a short trip to Hinchinbrook Island in Cardwell, about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, trek along Alligator Falls Track, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville journey builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensland, Alligator Creek, Hinchinbrook Island
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Hamilton Island Marina, & more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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

You can take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Townsville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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 all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, stroll through Dicky Beach, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brisbane, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf
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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip maker .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Beenleigh Artisan Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Buderim (Wirreanda Park & Buderim Lions Park), Podie Pie (in Nambour) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Point Cartwright). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, delve into the lush surroundings at Charlie Moreland Camping Area, explore the striking landscape of Kondalilla National Park, and examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maleny trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Maleny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Maleny sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenilworth, Buderim, Montville, Mooloolaba, Mapleton Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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 Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Warana (Rockit Climbing Gym & Laserzone Sunshine Coast). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, explore the activities along Noosa River, get your game on at SunJet Simulations, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Noosa trip simple and quick.

Drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Warana, Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, Mount Ninderry, Mount Cooroora
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

8
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, enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. November in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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