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
— 6 nights
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Longreach
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Mission Beach
— 4 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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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 Zipline. 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: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, 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 69°F and lows at 49°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 · Beaches

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Natural Bridge
4.7

5
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Point Cartwright. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Marcoola Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Obi Boardwalk (in Maleny), Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, stroll through Bulcock Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, and explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum.

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 shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 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

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Visiting Esplanade and Dolphin & Whale Watching 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). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Elfotography Hervey Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay journey planner.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Biking Trail
Esplanade
4.7
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.2

6
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest. Escape the urban bustle at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. 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 · 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 24th (Fri): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, then browse 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 do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Longreach in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 48°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

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Specialty Museum
QANTAS Founders Museum
4.6
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Historic Site
Longreach
4.6

6
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Four Mile Beach, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas tour planner.

Getting from Longreach to Port Douglas by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Longreach in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Port Douglas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Must see
Agincourt Reef
4.5
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Must see
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree National Park and Photography Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Dubuji Boardwalk and Horseback Riding Tours. 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: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, hike along Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

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

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 64°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 · Nature

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Photography Tours
4.7
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Dubuji Boardwalk
4.4

6
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Josephine Falls. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. 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 · Nature

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Geologic Formation
Babinda Boulders
4.7

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mission Beach and Millaa Millaa Falls. Get outdoors at Wallaman Falls and Skydiving. Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Ob la di (in Cardwell), Rainforest Heart (in Millaa Millaa) and Mamu Tropical Skywalk (in Innisfail). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and do a tasting at Murdering Point Winery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mission Beach vacation app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Mission Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Mission Beach
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
5.0
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Wallaman Falls
4.7

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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 Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Billabong Sanctuary and Museum of Tropical Queensland. Step out of Townsville to go to Alligator Creek and see Alligator Falls Track, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, explore the galleries of Pinnacles Gallery, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Townsville vacation website.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
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 72°F by day to 65°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 · Beaches

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Water Body
Heart Reef
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. Get outdoors at Hamilton Island Golf Club and Jetryder. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island, identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Islands National Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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Catseye Beach
4.5

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