60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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

5
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 Opal Reef and Agincourt Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Photography Tours and Wonga Beach. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Mount Lewis National Park in Julatten, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, head outdoors with The Bump Track, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mount Lewis National Park, Wonga Beach, Photography Tours, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Photography Tours
Mount Lewis National Park ©
Mount Lewis National Park

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Cow Bay Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Floravilla Ice Cream Factory in Daintree (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

Make your Cape Tribulation itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

4
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Get outdoors at Great Northern Tours and Black Mountain National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grassy Hill and Cooktown History Centre. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Endeavour River National Park. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Mount Cook National Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, and view the masterpieces at Eliabeth Guzsely Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cooktown planning website .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
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Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Endeavour River National Park ©
Endeavour River National Park

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Horseshoe Bay. Visit Grays Bay and Hydeaway Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach tour itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cooktown to Airlie Beach. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bowen, Hydeaway Bay Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get in touch with nature at Catseye Beach and Whitsunday Islands National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and head outdoors with Jetryder.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip app .

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

5
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Mary Ann Steam Locomotive and Maryborough City Hall will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Esplanade and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hervey Bay: Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery & Mon Repos) and Brierley Wines (in Childers). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at The Pier, cool off at WetSide Water Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in November since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Maryborough, Bundaberg, Burrum Heads Beach, Brierley Wines
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Mon Repos ©
Mon Repos
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fraser Island visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Obi Boardwalk (in Maleny). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulcock Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maleny, Noosa Horses, Mount Coolum
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, savor the flavors at Sanctuary Markets, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker site .

Drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Camden Park Station and Longreach Powerhouse Museum will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as QANTAS Founders Museum and Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum. Step out of Longreach to go to Ilfracombe and see Langenbaker House, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, contemplate the long history of Longreach, and view the masterpieces at Outback Pics.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Longreach tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Longreach by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, expect Longreach to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach Powerhouse Museum ©
Longreach Powerhouse Museum

8
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Village Herberton and Balloon Rides. Step out of the city life by going to Trinity Beach and Shark Diving. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, & more), The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning app .

Getting from Longreach to Cairns by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Longreach in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Herberton, Curtain Fig National Park, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 29:
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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