60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + shuttle:  27​h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cow Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cooktown
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Toowoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Bundaberg
— 5 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Longreach
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
10
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
11
Townsville
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
12
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h
13
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
14
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Paris

4
nights
Port Douglas

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 St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, head outdoors with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Paris, France to Port Douglas is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Paris to Port Douglas. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

2
nights
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cow Bay trip maker app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cow Bay in 1.5 hours. November in Cow Bay sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

3
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grassy Hill and Finch Bay. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Mount Cook National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Cooktown Botanical Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Cooktown journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cow Bay to Cooktown takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill

3
nights
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Japanese Garden and Picnic Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toowoomba: Gatton (Fordsdale horseback Adventures & Darling Downs Zoo), Vickers Fudge Factory (in Kings Creek) and Ravensbourne National Park (in Ravensbourne). There's lots more to do: stroll through Queens Park, perfect your strike at Garden City Lanes, pause for some serene contemplation at St Luke's Anglican Church, and see the interesting displays at Cobb+Co Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Toowoomba holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cooktown to Toowoomba. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gatton, Vickers Fudge Factory, Ravensbourne National Park
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD ©
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD
Laurel Bank Park ©
Laurel Bank Park
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mooloolaba Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Mooloolaba: The Original Eumundi Markets (in Eumundi), Hastings Street (in Noosa) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kings Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroochydore Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Toowoomba to Mooloolaba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Toowoomba in November: highs in Mooloolaba hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Maroochydore, Noosa, Lows Lookout, Kings Beach, Podie Pie
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Heads Beach and City Botanic Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Eagle Street Pier, & more). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: stroll through Coolangatta Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

Before you visit Gold Coast, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Amity Point Jetty, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

5
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bundaberg Rum Distillery and Esplanade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bundaberg: Brierley Wines (in Childers) and Hervey Bay (WetSide Water Park, Le Petit Chocolatier, & more). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Burrum Coast National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, take in nature's colorful creations at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, shop like a local with Alloway Farm Market, and browse the collection at Bundaberg Regional Libraries.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg travel route planning app .

Explore your travel options from North Stradbroke Island to Bundaberg with the Route module. In November in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hervey Bay, Brierley Wines
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
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 QANTAS Founders Museum and Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. Step out of Longreach to go to Ilfracombe and see Langenbaker House, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Longreach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eyre Basin, take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, and don't miss a visit to Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Longreach route planner .

Traveling by flight from Bundaberg to Longreach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bundaberg in December; daily highs in Longreach reach 43°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Magnetic Island Forts Walk and Geoffrey Bay.

To plan Magnetic Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Longreach to Magnetic Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Longreach in December, you will find days in Magnetic Island are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

5
nights
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Explore hidden gems such as Castle Hill and Jezzine Barracks. Change things up with these side-trips from Townsville: Alligator Falls Track (in Alligator Creek) and Paluma Range National Park (in Mutarnee). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Bowling Green Bay National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, enjoy some diversion at Tobruk Memorial Baths, learn about all things military at Army Museum North Queensland, and take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Townsville driving holiday planner.

Townsville is just a short distance from Magnetic Island. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Alligator Creek, Paluma Range National Park
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

5
nights
Airlie Beach

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Bicentennial Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bowen (Mother Beddock Rock, Grays Bay, & more). On the 17th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, and do sightseeing at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hamilton Island Marina and Catseye Beach. The adventure continues: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and get your game on at Sports Club.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island online itinerary planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

7
nights
Cairns

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Balloon Rides and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls). Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker site .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Cairns by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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