60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland visit planner
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Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 8 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
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Port Douglas
— 7 nights
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Townsville
— 6 nights
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Noosa
— 8 nights
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Drive to River Heads, 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, Fly to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 7 nights
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Airlie Beach — 5 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Bowen (Flagstaff Hill Lookout, Horseshoe Bay, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Heart Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach road trip site.

Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Airlie Beach to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.
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Hamilton Island — 5 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Passage Peak, browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

Make your Hamilton Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 2 hours. June in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 8 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Palm Cove Jetty) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 8th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker website.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Cairns by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Hamilton Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 6 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Photography Tours and Daintree Discovery Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online route planner.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Rex Lookout in Wangetti, approximately Wangetti away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Townsville.
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Townsville — 6 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Museum of Tropical Queensland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Townsville: Charters Towers (Texas Longhorn Tours & Leahton Park). Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Bowling Green Bay National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at The Strand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of Townsville, and stop by Renegade Handmade Gift Shop.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Townsville trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Townsville when traveling from Port Douglas in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 8 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Noosa National Park and Point Cartwright. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Island Gondola (in Bribie Island) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Noosa Safaris, see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory, and experience rural life at Maleny Dairies.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Noosa visit planner.

Fly from Townsville to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 7 nights

Bring the kids along to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and K'gari.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. August in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and South Bank Parklands. Venture out of the city with trips to Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more) and Brisbane Whale Watching (in Redcliffe). Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, get outside with Qld Luxury Car Rentals, laugh and play at Infinity Attraction, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Gold Coast by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Queensland travel guide

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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.
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