60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Longreach
— 2 nights
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Winton
— 2 nights
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Townsville
— 5 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cooktown
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 8 nights

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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 Natural Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Springbrook National Park and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Gold Coast is 18 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get slightly colder in Gold Coast: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Natural Bridge
4.7

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Point Cartwright. Artisans Gallery and Mapleton Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Mount Cooroora (in Pomona) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulcock Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, and visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°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 · Wildlife

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Mount Coolum
4.8

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 off the beaten path and head to Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and The Pier. Get outdoors at Esplanade and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hervey Bay: Bundaberg (Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, &more) and Brierley Wines (in Childers). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Maryborough City Hall.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Biking Trail
Esplanade
4.7

5
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Eli Creek and Wanggoolba Creek.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie
4.9

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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 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Longreach, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then view the masterpieces at Outback Pics.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Longreach trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Longreach by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Longreach are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 25th (Sat), stop by Winton Opal Gems, then see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and then don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants, then examine the collection at Qantilda Museum, and then examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Winton tour builder tool.

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Winton

Museums · Shopping
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Specialty Museum
Waltzing Matilda Centre
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Landmark
Arno's Wall
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Castle Hill and Gondwana Rainforest. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Tropical Queensland and The Drill Hall Studio. Step out of Townsville to go to Cardwell and see Hinchinbrook Island, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Riverway, kick back and relax at The Strand, and get great views at Mount Stuart.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip itinerary planner.

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 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Castle Hill
4.8
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6

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Airlie Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bowen Historical Society and Museum and Into The Blue Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Whitsunday Great Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island), Gloucester Island National Park (in Hydeaway Bay) and Bowen (Horseshoe Bay & Grays Bay). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Heart Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online travel route planner.

You can drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in July, you will find days in Airlie Beach are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Water Body
Heart Reef
4.5

4
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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Jetryder. Explore hidden gems such as Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island online itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Catseye Beach
4.5

6
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Port Douglas

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Douglas Court House Museum and Ngarru Gallery. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, stroll through Four Mile Beach, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in August: highs in Port Douglas hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Agincourt Reef
4.5
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Opal Reef
4.7

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree National Park and Dubuji Boardwalk. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Photography Tours
4.7
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Dubuji Boardwalk
4.4

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Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 20th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, then kick back and relax at Finch Bay, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Kuku Bulkaway, then stroll the grounds of Cooktown War Memorial, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cooktown online road trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cooktown

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Lighthouse
Grassy Hill
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History Museum
James Cook Museum
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Cairns

Cairns ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Josephine Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Skydiving (in Mission Beach), Mission Beach (in South Mission Beach) and Kuranda (Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, see Off-Road Tours, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cooktown to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Mission Beach
4.3
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Josephine Falls
4.8

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