60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​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
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Townsville
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Longreach
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard. Get in touch with nature at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to CapanArt Gallery in Tamborine Mountain, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour planner .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, CapanArt Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Opal Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pine Rivers Heritage Museum (in Whiteside) and Samford Distric Historical Museum (in Samford). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda, see the interesting displays at Indian Motorcycle Museum, and stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Samford Distric Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Mapleton Observatory and Pioneer Cottage Buderim are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Mooloolaba Beach and Kondalilla National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim), TAVAS Aviation Museum (in Caboolture) and Mooloolaba (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute, browse the exhibits of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, view the masterpieces at Art on Cairncross, and examine the collection at Landsborough Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Maleny trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Maleny are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Montville, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Mapleton Observatory, Landsborough Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kondalilla National Park ©
Kondalilla National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get some cultural insight at Everglades and Artisans Gallery. Visit Noosa Main Beach and Maroochydore Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Yandina Historic House (in Yandina), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Caloundra (Downtown Caloundra, Queensland Air Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, learn about all things military at Noosa Museum, get great views at Lows Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa vacation planner .

You can drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach, Marcoola Beach, Yandina Historic House, Lows Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Step out of the city life by going to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Eli Creek.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour itinerary builder website .

You can 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. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get some cultural insight at Whistle Stop Rail Museum and Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery. Take a break from Hervey Bay with a short trip to Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits in Childers, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore and take pictures at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Elfotography Hervey Bay, and pause for some photo ops at Duncan Chapman Statue.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay attractions site .

You can drive from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Maryborough, Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery, Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum ©

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. You'll get in some beach time at Catseye Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Bowen (Horseshoe Bay & Bowen Historical Society and Museum), Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Hamilton Island Art Gallery (in Hamilton Island). There's lots more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, stop by Above & Below Photography Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Airlie Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bowen, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Living Reef, Proserpine Museum
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Tropical Queensland and Zara Clark Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hinchinbrook Island. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, explore the striking landscape of Bowling Green Bay National Park, and browse the exhibits of The Drill Hall Studio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Townsville travel route planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Townsville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Hinchinbrook Island, Zara Clark Museum, Bowling Green Bay National Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Emu Ridge Gallery (in Kuranda), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, Emu Ridge Gallery, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Escape the urban bustle at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Daintree Tea). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

Plan trip to Cape Tribulation with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and explore the galleries of Studio 49 Artisan Gallery.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. QANTAS Founders Museum and Longreach Powerhouse Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Longreach with an excursion to Australian Workers Heritage Centre in Barcaldine--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, contemplate the long history of Longreach, and view the masterpieces at Outback Pics.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Longreach day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Longreach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, expect nights in Longreach to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach, Australian Workers Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan

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