60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Longreach
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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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Mission Beach
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Los Angeles

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cobb+Co Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Workshops Rail Museum and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Toowoomba (Japanese Gardens USQ QLD & Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Brisbane, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

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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 Coolangatta Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Tugun Beach. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tamborine Mountain.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Gold Coast tour planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Bulcock Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Kings Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: Montville (Montville Art Gallery & Kondalilla Falls), Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Obi Boardwalk) and Yandina Markets (in Yandina). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, get outside with FlyWaco, and look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Mooloolaba visit planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step out of the city life by going to Esplanade and Barolin Rocks. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and The Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Bundaberg (Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, &more) and Turtle Park (in Bargara). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Elfotography Hervey Bay, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the galleries of Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Mooloolaba to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

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Fraser Island

Step off the beaten path and head to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Eli Creek and Indian Head.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip 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. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

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Longreach

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Longreach, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Wellshot Centre, take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House, then look for gifts at Spinifex Collections, then contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Camden Park Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Longreach vacation website.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Longreach takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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Winton

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waltzing Matilda Centre, then don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall, then see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and finally see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Winton Opal Gems, steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants.

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You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Winton

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castle Hill and Billabong Sanctuary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Tropical Queensland and The Drill Hall Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Townsville: Ayr Nature Display (in Ayr) and Alligator Falls Track (in Alligator Creek). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort, and Head underground at Copperfield Gorge.

Discover how to plan a Townsville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

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Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Millaa Millaa Falls and Hinchinbrook Island will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Mission Beach side-trips: Attie Creek Falls (in Cardwell), Absolute North Charters (in Lucinda) and Wallaman Falls (in Ingham). There's much more to do: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk, admire the sheer force of Nandroya Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Etty Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mission Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Townsville to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

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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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Atherton Tablelands and Babinda Boulders. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Lake Barrine (in Yungaburra), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). On the 12th (Wed), spend a day of historical exploration at Historic Village Herberton. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planner.

Drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daintree National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach). There's much more to do: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Thornton Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation journey tool.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Wonga Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery and Ngarru Gallery. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Passage Peak and Jetryder. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island journey planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Hamilton Island, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

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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.
Relax by the water at Horseshoe Bay and Hydeaway Bay Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Heart Reef. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Bowen (Bowen Historical Society and Museum & Grays Bay) and Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and browse the exhibits of Into The Blue Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online holiday maker.

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
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.