60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland route planner

Make it your trip
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Longreach
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Longreach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Winton
— 2 nights
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Townsville
— 5 nights
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Mission Beach
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
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Brisbane

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Queensland Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cobb+Co Museum and Museum of Brisbane. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: The Workshops Rail Museum (in Ipswich) and Toowoomba (Japanese Gardens USQ QLD & Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), hike along Kedron Brook Bikeway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get a sense of history and politics at City Hall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Brisbane. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Brisbane reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 5 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tamborine Mountain, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Mooloolaba

— 4 nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Maroochydore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Maleny (Maleny Dairies, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, &more), Montville (Montville Art Gallery & Kondalilla Falls) and Yandina Markets (in Yandina). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, stroll through Bulcock Beach, view the masterpieces at Seaview Art Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emu Mountain.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba trip maker tool.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hervey Bay

— 5 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and Hinkler Hall of Aviation. Step out of the city life by going to Esplanade and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg (Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, &more) and Bargara (Barolin Rocks & Turtle Park). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take in the waterfront at The Pier, admire the striking features of Maryborough City Hall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake McKenzie and Champagne Pools. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

Plan my day in Fraser Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Longreach

— 2 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Longreach, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics. On your second day here, make a trip to Wellshot Centre, take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House, then look for gifts at Spinifex Collections, and finally take some stellar pictures from Camden Park Station.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Longreach holiday builder site.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Longreach takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Longreach can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Winton

— 2 nights
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waltzing Matilda Centre, then don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall, then see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and finally see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Winton Opal Gems, steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants.

Planning Winton trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Townsville.

Things to do in Winton

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Townsville

— 5 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Tropical Queensland and Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castle Hill and Copperfield Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Townsville: Alligator Falls Track (in Alligator Creek) and Ayr Nature Display (in Ayr). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at The Strand, take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mitchell.

Discover how to plan a Townsville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Winton to Townsville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Townsville are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Mission Beach

— 4 nights
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Millaa Millaa Falls and Wallaman Falls will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Cardwell (Attie Creek Falls & Hinchinbrook Island), Innisfail (Mamu Tropical Skywalk & Etty Bay) and Absolute North Charters (in Lucinda). There's lots more to do: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, take in the dramatic scenery at Nandroya Falls, and look for gifts at The Pocket.

Plan my day in Mission Beach using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Townsville to Mission Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns

— 6 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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Josephine Falls and Atherton Tablelands. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba), Lake Barrine (in Yungaburra) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to history at Historic Village Herberton. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Wooroonooran National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning website.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Dubuji Boardwalk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation itinerary builder.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Hamilton Island

— 3 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Passage Peak and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Step out of Hamilton Island with an excursion to Whitsunday Islands National Park in Whitsunday Island--about 2h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Jetryder, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track, and get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island journey planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Hamilton Island, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Airlie Beach

— 4 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.
Relax by the water at Horseshoe Bay and Hydeaway Bay Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Heart Reef. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough) and Bowen (Bowen Historical Society and Museum & Grays Bay). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and get a taste of the local shopping with Into The Blue Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online holiday maker.

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
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.