60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see City Botanic Gardens in Brisbane, approximately Brisbane away. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast visit planning website.

Los Angeles, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 18 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Gold Coast at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Mooloolaba Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Maroochydore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Obi Boardwalk (in Maleny), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Mount Cooroora (in Pomona). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum, kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba road trip planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Maleny, Nambour, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum

5
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Visiting Esplanade and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mon Repos Turtle Encounter and Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg (Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, Alexandra Park Zoo, &more). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, view the masterpieces at Elfotography Hervey Bay, and admire the striking features of Maryborough City Hall.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hervey Bay online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bundaberg, Maryborough City Hall
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Off-Road Tours

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Eli Creek and Lake Wabby.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. July in Fraser Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 23rd (Thu), 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
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Outback Pics, and then take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Longreach and then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Longreach day trip planning app.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Longreach in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longreach, Langenbaker House
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach ©
Longreach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online day trip planner.

You can fly from Longreach to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Longreach in July, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree National Park and Photography Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Dubuji Boardwalk and Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay Beach, &more) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

Start your trip to Cape Tribulation by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of the city life by going to Atherton Tablelands and Babinda Boulders. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Crystal Cascades, Babinda Boulders, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

4
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mission Beach and Millaa Millaa Falls. Get outdoors at Wallaman Falls and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Ob la di (in Cardwell), Mamu Tropical Skywalk (in Innisfail) and Rainforest Heart (in Millaa Millaa). There's lots more to do: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, browse the exhibits of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and do a tasting at Murdering Point Winery.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mission Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Mission Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa, Murdering Point Winery, Ob la di, Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Wallaman Falls
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

5
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Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Get outdoors at Castle Hill and Gondwana Rainforest. Discover out-of-the-way places like Billabong Sanctuary and Museum of Tropical Queensland. The adventure continues: make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, identify plant and animal life at Norman Reef, stroll through The Strand, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Townsville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Townsville, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensland, Alligator Falls Track
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Bicentennial Walkway. Escape the urban bustle at Horseshoe Bay and Conway National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Grays Bay (in Bowen), Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Gloucester Island National Park (in Hydeaway Bay). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Townsville in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bowen, Daydream Island Living Reef, Gloucester Island National Park
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

4
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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitsunday Islands National Park. Get outdoors at Catseye Beach and Jetryder. The adventure continues: make a trip to Passage Peak, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. August in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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