60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Ballandean
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Brisbane
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Townsville
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Yungaburra
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Step out of the city life by going to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Central Station Rainforest.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island tour itinerary app .

Chennai, India to Fraser Island is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Fraser Island. In March, Fraser Island is little chillier than Chennai - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ballandean.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

3
nights
Ballandean

Ballandean ©
Get some cultural insight at Texas Rabbit Factory and Girraween Estate Vineyard & Cellar Door. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Girraween National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ballandean travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Ballandean. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Maleny.

Things to do in Ballandean

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wyberba, Glen Aplin, Texas Rabbit Factory, Savina Lane Wines
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Balancing Rock Wines ©
Balancing Rock Wines
Girraween National Park ©
Girraween National Park
Texas Rabbit Factory ©
Texas Rabbit Factory

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Get in touch with nature at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Stony Creek Day-Use Recreation Area. Museum-lovers will appreciate Art on Cairncross and Mapleton Observatory. Explore Maleny's surroundings by going to Old Church Gallery Moore (in Moore), Landsborough Museum (in Landsborough) and Nambour (Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. In. & Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park )). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, learn about winemaking at Winya Wines, take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Maleny road trip planning app .

You can drive from Ballandean to Maleny in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Maleny are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Montville, Nambour, Landsborough Museum, Stony Creek Day-Use Recreation Area, Old Church Gallery Moore
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kondalilla National Park ©
Kondalilla National Park
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Head to The Original Eumundi Markets and Berkelouw Book Barnfor plenty of shopping. Artisans Gallery and Queensland Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery & Seaview Art Gallery), Eumundi (Tina Cooper Gallery & Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre) and Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Hastings Street, get engrossed in the history at Noosa Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Peregian Beach Markets, and enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Noosa driving holiday planner .

Getting from Maleny to Noosa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra, Pomona, Pioneer Cottage Buderim, Kin Kin East Steve Weis Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

7
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and The Pines Elanora. We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery (in Southport), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Opal Museum, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip site .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Barb's Gift Shop
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 26:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bowen Historical Society and Museum and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Bowen (The Big Mango, Grays Bay, & more) and Hydeaway Bay Beach (in Hydeaway Bay). On the 28th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, make a splash at Airlie Aqua Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bowen, Hydeaway Bay Beach, Proserpine Museum
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland and Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Copperfield Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Townsville: Ayr Nature Display (in Ayr) and Zaro Cultural Gallery (in Home Hill). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville, take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, and browse the fresh offerings at Willows Rotary Markets.

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

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Airlie Beach in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Townsville: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Willows Rotary Markets, Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, Ayr Nature Display, Zaro Cultural Gallery, Copperfield Gorge
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Head to Des Spencer Galleries and Ngarru Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 8th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 7th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 explore and learn at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. You'll get in some beach time at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cooktown (Cooktown History Centre & Grassy Hill), Daintree Tea (in Daintree) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yungaburra.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree, Cow Bay, Cooktown
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

5
nights
Yungaburra

Yungaburra ©
Yungaburra is a town located on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia, not far from Cairns. Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe. Visiting Atherton Tableland and Curtain Fig National Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yungaburra: Zillie Falls (in Millaa Millaa), Granite Gorge Nature Park (in Mareeba) and Herberton (Spy & Camera Museum & Herberton Mining Museum). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Full Circle Studio and Gallery, examine the collection at The Crystal Caves, make a trip to Cathedral Fig Tree, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Yungaburra Markets.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Yungaburra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Yungaburra takes 3.5 hours. In May in Yungaburra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Yungaburra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tolga, Herberton, Atherton, Zillie Falls, Atherton Tableland
Find places to stay May 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Fig Tree ©
Cathedral Fig Tree
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

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.
For shopping fun, head to Village Gallery or Michael Seebeck Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Peter Jarver Gallery in Kuranda, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yungaburra to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Peter Jarver Gallery, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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