60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland vacation 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
— 7 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Mooloolaba
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Mooloolaba
— 7 nights
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Gold Coast
— 9 nights
Fly
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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Airlie Beach
— 7 nights
Fly
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Longreach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Winton
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 8 nights
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Cooktown
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 8 nights
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Fraser Island

— 7 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island travel tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Fraser Island is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Mooloolaba

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kondalilla Falls and Island Gondola. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Maleny (Maleny Mountain Wines & McCarthy's Lookout) and Woorim Beach (in Woorim). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mooloolaba attractions app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. In May in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 9 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Tamborine Mountain (Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Cork 'n Fork Tours, &more), Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) (in Brisbane) and Byron Bay (Belongil Beach & Food Tours). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder tool.

Drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Hamilton Island

— 4 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hamilton Island Marina and Jetryder. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at Spa Wumurdaylin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Hamilton Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Airlie Beach

— 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseshoe Bay and Grays Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough) and Mackay (Town Beach & Bluewater Trail). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, take in the waterfront at Shute Harbour, stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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

Getting from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach by ferry takes about 2 hours. May in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Longreach

— 3 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. You'll discover tucked-away gems like QANTAS Founders Museum and Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum. Go for a jaunt from Longreach to Barcaldine to see Tree of Knowledge Memorial about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Longreach trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Longreach by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in May: highs in Longreach hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winton

— 2 nights
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 4th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Bladensburg National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems and then don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Winton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Winton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Winton

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Port Douglas

— 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Opal Reef. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree (Tranquility Falls, Daintree Tea, &more), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Cape Tribulation Beach). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning website.

Fly from Winton to Port Douglas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Cooktown

— 2 nights
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Cooktown Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Grassy Hill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park, and then kick back and relax at Finch Bay.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cooktown sightseeing site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cooktown in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Cairns

— 8 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 discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral Fig Tree and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Off-Road Tours (in Kuranda), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). There's much more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Cooktown to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.