60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland travel 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
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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
Explore hidden gems such as Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Fraser Island Day Spa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Fraser Island is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Fraser Island, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect nights in Fraser Island to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. On the 9th (Wed), 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kondalilla Falls and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Maleny (Maleny Mountain Wines & McCarthy's Lookout), Island Gondola (in Bribie Island) and Woorim Beach (in Woorim). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, admire the natural beauty at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, stroll around Whites Lookout and Park, and stroll through Moffat Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba attractions planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. In June in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Byron Bay (Belongil Beach & Food Tours), Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) (in Brisbane) and Tamborine Mountain (Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Cork 'n Fork Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, make a trip to Elephant Rock, and relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Day Spa & Salon.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hamilton Island Marina and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Wumurdaylin, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and get outside with Jetryder.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Hamilton Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Mackay (Town Beach & Bluewater Trail), Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough) and Bowen (Grays Bay & Horseshoe Bay). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, take in the waterfront at Shute Harbour, and hike along Whitsunday Great Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Longreach

— 3 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at QANTAS Founders Museum and Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. When in Longreach, make a side trip to see Tree of Knowledge Memorial in Barcaldine, approximately Barcaldine away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Longreach and take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

Before you visit Longreach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Longreach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Longreach when traveling from Airlie Beach in July, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Bladensburg National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems and then make a trip to Arno's Wall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Winton online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Daintree (Tranquility Falls & Daintree Tea), Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Cape Tribulation Beach) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Winton to Port Douglas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to 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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Cooktown Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Grassy Hill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park, and then kick back and relax at Finch Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cooktown attractions tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cooktown in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Fig Tree and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Off-Road Tours (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Cooktown to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to 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.