10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Nashville
+2
Fly + foot + train:  27​h
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Herberton
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Cooktown
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Nashville

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Nashville, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Nashville to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Nashville in February, with highs in Gold Coast at 82°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, kick back and relax at Kings Beach, then browse the exhibits of Seaview Art Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, and then stroll through Peregian Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Herberton.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Sunshine Castle, Peregian Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Herberton

Herberton ©
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Herberton Mining Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, then learn more about the world around you at The Crystal Caves, and finally get engrossed in the history at Spy & Camera Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Herberton day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Mooloolaba to Herberton with the Route module. In February in Herberton, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Herberton

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Crystal Caves
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum

1
night
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Cooktown War Memorial, contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, take some stellar pictures from Grassy Hill, then take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Finch Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cooktown trip planner .

You can drive from Herberton to Cooktown in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Cooktown

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cooktown to Magnetic Island. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in February, and nighttime lows around 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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