60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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

9
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.
Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Queensland Art Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, and revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

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Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

9
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
For shopping fun, head to The Original Eumundi Markets or Art on Cairncross. Hastings Street and Artisans Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Maroochydore (Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza & Maroochydore Beach), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Maleny (Maleny Cheese & McCarthy's Lookout). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's much more to do: stop by The Real McCaul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Noosa Farmers Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa day trip planning site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Eumundi, Caloundra, Montville, Maroochydore
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 18:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Indian Head.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

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

11
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.
Historic Village Herberton and Samurai Gallery Australia will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanks Arts Centre and Luminous Lights. Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and look for gifts at Australian Leather Company.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in November since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Crystal Cascades, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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: Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. You'll explore and learn at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cooktown (Grassy Hill & Cooktown War Memorial). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Cooktown
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

10
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.
Head to Coffee Works and Whileawayfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 42 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stroll through Wonga Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman, Palm Cove, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

6
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.
Relax by the water at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitehaven Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Molle Islands National Park (in Long Island), Horseshoe Bay (in Bowen) and Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island (in Hayman Island). On the 21st (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands, and trek along Whitsunday Great Walk.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In December in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Longreach.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Whitsunday Islands, Horseshoe Bay, Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island, Molle Islands National Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse Museum, get outside with Spirit of the Outback Train, and then explore the galleries of Outback Pics.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Longreach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Longreach by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in December: highs in Longreach hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longreach, Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
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