60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Longreach
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
9
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Cooktown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Milan

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Trinity Beach and Balloon Rides. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Atherton Tablelands. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, & more), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Artistree Gallery (in Yungaburra). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns planner .

Milan, Italy to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Milan to Cairns. Traveling from Milan in March, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Artistree Gallery
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at QANTAS Founders Museum and Camden Park Station. Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and Longreach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Longreach to Ilfracombe to see Langenbaker House about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Longreach Powerhouse Museum, explore the activities along Lake Eyre Basin, look for gifts at Spinifex Collections, and browse the exhibits of Outback Pics.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Longreach trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Longreach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Cairns in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Longreach, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach Powerhouse Museum ©
Longreach Powerhouse Museum

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Brisbane and Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Brisbane to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Longreach to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Longreach, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 3:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

6
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mooloolaba Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Rainbow Beach (Carlo Sand Blow & Searys Creek), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Coolum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Rainbow Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Kondalilla Falls
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island online travel route builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

5
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Visit Mary Ann Steam Locomotive and Maryborough City Hall for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Esplanade and Burrum Heads Beach. Explore Hervey Bay's surroundings by going to Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery & Mon Repos), Brierley Wines (in Childers) and Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary (in Maryborough). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Mt Walsh National Park. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, browse the exhibits of Customs House Interpretive Centre, take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and look for gifts at Le Petit Chocolatier.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hervey Bay using our trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maryborough, Bundaberg, Burrum Heads Beach, Mt Walsh National Park, Brierley Wines
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Get in touch with nature at Catseye Beach and Jetryder. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park, admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hervey Bay in April since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

6
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Horseshoe Bay and Whitehaven Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Bowen to see Grays Bay about 1h 20 min away. On the 27th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boathaven Beach, look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, and explore the activities along Heart Reef.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 30th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Magnetic Island tour itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Airlie Beach in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Magnetic Island: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

3
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Grassy Hill and Cooktown War Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Great Northern Tours and Cooktown History Centre. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Endeavour River National Park. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Mount Cook National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, admire the sheer force of Trevethan Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Finch Bay, and explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cooktown itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Magnetic Island to Cooktown. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Endeavour River National Park ©
Endeavour River National Park
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Myall Beach. Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, explore and take pictures at Cape Trib Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation online journey planner .

You can drive from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Opal Reef and Spas & Wellness. Visiting Agincourt Reef and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Spend the 11th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and explore the galleries of Des Spencer Galleries.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip website .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Safaris

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