60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Townsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Mission Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Buderim Forest Park and Maroochydore Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Bulcock Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Gardners Falls) and Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, try out the rides at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get great views at Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane journey tool .

Toronto, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Brisbane is 15 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect Brisbane to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Maleny, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay May 2 — 10:
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Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

8
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greenmount Beach and Kirra Beach. Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Natural Bridge will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Springbrook National Park, make a trip to Purling Brook Falls, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Central Station Rainforest and Lake Wabby. Take a break from the city and head to Eli Creek and Lake McKenzie.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

6
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Visiting Esplanade and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Hinkler Hall of Aviation. Change things up with these side-trips from Hervey Bay: Gin Gin Historical Village (in Gin Gin) and Bundaberg (Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, Alexandra Park Zoo, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Pier, stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, browse the different shops at Stockland Hervey Bay, and view the masterpieces at Creations at The Harbour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip website .

You can drive from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. May in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bundaberg, Maryborough City Hall, Gin Gin Historical Village
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina and then play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Jetryder, then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then make a trip to Passage Peak.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hervey Bay in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Hamilton Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseshoe Bay and Heart Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowen (Queens Beach & The Big Mango) and Ball Bay Beach (in Ball Bay). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cedar Creek Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Airlie Beach using our trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bowen, Proserpine, Ball Bay Beach
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Get outdoors at Billabong Sanctuary and Castle Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Tropical Queensland and Great Tropical Drive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Townsville: Mount Inkerman Scenic Lookout (in Inkerman), Burdekin Dam (in Ravenswood) and Zaro Cultural Gallery (in Home Hill). The adventure continues: make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, explore the activities along Lake Paluma, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rollingstone Creek, and pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Townsville trip maker website .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in June, you will find days in Townsville are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Inkerman Scenic Lookout, Burdekin Dam, Zaro Cultural Gallery, Great Tropical Drive
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

5
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Skydiving. Visit Mission Beach and Kurrimine Beach National Park for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mission Beach: Tully Gorge National Park (in Tully), Mamu Tropical Skywalk (in Innisfail) and Wallaman Falls (in Ingham). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Djiru National Park, look for gifts at Charley's Chocolate Factory, take in panoramic vistas at Golden Gumboot, and learn about winemaking at Murdering Point Winery.

You can plan Mission Beach trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Townsville to Mission Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tully, Kurrimine Beach, Wallaman Falls, Mamu Tropical Skywalk
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Reef and Dubuji Boardwalk. Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Opalbar (in Mount Molloy), Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Mission Beach to Port Douglas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Photography Tours, Opalbar
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Photography Tours

11
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Fig Tree and Curtain Fig National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Birdworld Kuranda. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Kuranda (Wrights Lookout, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, & more), Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Golden Drop Mango Winery (in Biboohra). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mareeba, Yungaburra, Malanda Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Fig Tree ©
Cathedral Fig Tree
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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