60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland journey planner
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Fly to Hervey Bay, 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 Mooloolaba
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Mooloolaba
— 7 nights
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Gold Coast
— 9 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Airlie Beach
— 7 nights
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Longreach
— 3 nights
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Winton
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 8 nights
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Cooktown
— 2 nights
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Cairns
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Fraser Island — 7 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island journey planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Fraser Island is an approximately 33.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mooloolaba.
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Mooloolaba — 7 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kondalilla Falls and Marcoola Beach. Explore Mooloolaba's surroundings by going to Maleny (Maleny Mountain Wines & McCarthy's Lookout), Woorim Beach (in Woorim) and Island Gondola (in Bribie Island). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, take in nature's colorful creations at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, and make a trip to HMAS Brisbane.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mooloolaba vacation planning website.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 9 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beenleigh Artisan Distillery and Kurrawa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) (in Brisbane), Byron Bay (Belongil Beach & Food Tours) and Tamborine Mountain (Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Cork 'n Fork Tours, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Currumbin Beach, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot Gold Coast, stroll through Kirra Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Ocean Day Spa & Salon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip maker app.

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hamilton Island.
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Hamilton Island — 4 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catseye Beach and Go-Kart Racing Track. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Wumurdaylin, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Gold Coast in October, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 7 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bicentennial Walkway and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough), Bowen (Grays Bay & Horseshoe Bay) and Mackay (Town Beach & Bluewater Trail). And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Coral Sea Marina, surround yourself with nature on Turtle Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Shute Harbour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach route website.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. October in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Longreach.
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Longreach — 3 nights

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Step off the beaten path and head to Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum and Tree of Knowledge Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Qantas Founders Museum and steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Longreach online attractions planner.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Longreach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Longreach, with highs around 39°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Winton.
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Winton — 2 nights

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Bladensburg National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems and then don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Winton day trip website.

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 8 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Deep Retreat Port Douglas and Dubuji Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Daintree (Tranquility Falls, Daintree Tea, &more) and Cape Tribulation Beach (in Cape Tribulation). There's still lots to do: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Winton to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cooktown.
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Cooktown — 2 nights

Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): walk around Cooktown Botanical Gardens, then visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Cooktown Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park, and then kick back and relax at Finch Bay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cooktown trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cooktown in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns — 8 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Fig Tree and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip maker.

You can fly from Cooktown to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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