60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
3
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
4
Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
6
Longreach
— 2 nights
7
Winton
— 2 nights
8
Townsville
— 5 nights
9
Mission Beach
— 4 nights
10
Cairns
— 6 nights
11
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
12
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
13
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
14
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Queensland Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Workshops Rail Museum and Museum of Brisbane. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Toowoomba (Japanese Gardens USQ QLD, Cobb+Co Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Brisbane, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Toowoomba, The Workshops Rail Museum
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum

5
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Heads Beach and Zipline. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coolangatta Beach and Greenmount Beach. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Tamborine Mountain, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

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 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of °F and lows of °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
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
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 Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Maroochydore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Obi Boardwalk) and Montville (Montville Art Gallery & Kondalilla Falls). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Seaview Art Gallery, and stroll through North Shore Dog Beach.

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 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °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

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Montville, Coolum Beach, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

5
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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step out of the city life by going to Esplanade and Off-Road Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bargara (Barolin Rocks & Turtle Park) and Bundaberg (Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery, &more). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Elfotography Hervey Bay, take in the waterfront at The Pier, and browse the exhibits of Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts.

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; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °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

Side Trips

Bundaberg, Maryborough, Bargara
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

2
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Longreach

Longreach ©
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, thenexamine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, thenexamine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Wellshot Centre, take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House, thenlook for gifts at Spinifex Collections, thencontemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Camden Park Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Longreach vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Fraser Island to Longreach takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Langenbaker House ©
Langenbaker House

2
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Winton

Winton ©
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, thendon't miss a visit to Arno's Wall, thensee 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 overwheling when you use's Insprock 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 travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castle Hill and Billabong Sanctuary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Tropical Queensland and Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum. Go for a jaunt from Townsville to Ayr to see Ayr Nature Display about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, kick back and relax at The Strand, take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart.

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 °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Queensland, Copperfield Gorge, Willows Rotary Markets, Alligator Falls Track, Ayr Nature Display
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
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 Etty Bay will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Cardwell (Attie Creek Falls & Hinchinbrook Island), Absolute North Charters (in Lucinda) and Wallaman Falls (in Ingham). And it doesn't end there: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk, look for gifts at The Pocket, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nandroya Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach day trip app.

You can drive from Townsville to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cardwell, Innisfail, Absolute North Charters, The Pocket, Wallaman Falls
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

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Cairns

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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Crystal Cascades. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more), Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba) and Lake Barrine (in Yungaburra). On the 12th (Wed), spend a day of historical exploration at Historic Village Herberton. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, get interesting insight from Tours, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning website.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Crystal Cascades, Babinda Boulders, Wooroonooran National Park
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daintree National Park and Daintree Discovery Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Entomological museum and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's lots more to do: hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker website.

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 °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Wonga Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery and Ngarru Gallery. Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, head outdoors with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
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 Hamilton Island Golf Club. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catseye Beach and Whitsunday Islands National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, 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 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Hamilton Island, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °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

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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Airlie Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Horseshoe Bay and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Hydeaway Bay Beach. 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: explore the activities along Heart Reef, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and browse the exhibits of 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 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bowen, Cape Hillsborough National Park, Hydeaway Bay Beach
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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