60 days in Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  28​h
1
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+4
bus + shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  9​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Maleny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Noosa
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
8
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Exeter

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Daintree Tea & Elizas Gallery). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas attractions website .

Exeter, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Exeter to Port Douglas, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mossman, Daintree, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown to see Grassy Hill about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grassy Hill, Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Bowen (The Big Mango, Mother Beddock Rock, & more). On the 17th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, stop by Beach Book Boutique, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Airlie Beach takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bowen, Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:
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Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

9
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Circus Arts Gold Coast (in Nerang), Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Main Beach (Marina Mirage & Sea World Theme Park). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Before you visit Brisbane, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brisbane, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Feb 22 — Mar 3:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Visit Sunshine Castle and Chenrezig Institute for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Maleny: Caloundra (Kings Beach & Bulcock Beach), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & HMAS Brisbane) and Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, and get great views at McCarthy's Lookout.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Maleny road trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. March in Maleny sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Castle, Chenrezig Institute, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

8
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Coolum Beach (Oz Ski Resort, Lows Lookout, & more) and Yandina (The Ginger Factory & Mount Ninderry). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Jetty 17 Boat & Kayak Hire, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip builder site .

Getting from Maleny to Noosa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Yandina, Mount Cooroora, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 15:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Fraser Island: Lychee Divine (in Tiaro), Figtree Treasures (in Childers) and Maryborough City Hall (in Maryborough).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. March in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Figtree Treasures, Lychee Divine, Maryborough City Hall
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:
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Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

9
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.
Popular historic sites such as St Monica's Cathedral and Historic Village Herberton are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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