60 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ballandean
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
6
Noosa
— 5 nights
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
9
Townsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Mission Beach
— 4 nights
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
13
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel route planning app .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
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 Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Byron Bay (Belongil Beach, Cape Byron Walking Track, & more). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and stop by Miami Marketta.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ballandean.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

4
nights
Ballandean

Ballandean ©
Shop till you drop at Jamworks Gourmet Foods and Bush Rock Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Girraween National Park and Lawdogs Australia. Step out of Ballandean to go to Stanthorpe and see Ravens Croft Wines Cellar Door, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ballandean trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Gold Coast to Ballandean in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Ballandean

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Stanthorpe, Anna's Candles, Savina Lane Wines
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Girraween National Park ©
Girraween National Park
Lawdogs Australia ©
Lawdogs Australia
Symphony Hill Winery ©
Symphony Hill Winery

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eli Creek and Central Station Rainforest.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ballandean to Fraser Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

4
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Shop till you drop at Le Petit Chocolatier and World Bazaar. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Esplanade will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hervey Bay: Mt Walsh National Park (in Biggenden) and Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits (in Childers). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burrum Heads Beach, appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue, tour the stables at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, and stop by Mary Ryan's.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mt Walsh National Park, Burrum Heads Beach, Mary Poppins Statue
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Do your shopping at The Original Eumundi Markets and Hastings Street. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sunshine Coast Brewery, and look for gifts at MaisyMoo.

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You can drive from Hervey Bay to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Eumundi, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore Beach, Lows Lookout
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at GOMA and Museum of Brisbane. Explore hidden gems such as Roma Street Parkland and Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, have fun at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier.

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Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Kayaking & Canoeing. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Colour Me Crazy and Whitsunday Opals. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bredl's Wild Farm (in Bloomsbury), Finch Hatton Gorge (in Finch Hatton) and Bowen (Grays Bay & Horseshoe Bay). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach, look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Conway National Park, and tour the water at your own pace with Charter Yachts Australia.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Airlie Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bowen, Colour Me Crazy, Finch Hatton Gorge
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Tropical Queensland and The Drill Hall Studio. Step out of the city life by going to The Strand and Castle Hill. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Tully River, and head off the coast to Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Townsville visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Townsville: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Queensland
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
The Strand ©
The Strand
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

4
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
We've included these beaches for you: Mission Beach and Etty Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Pocket and Fruit Forest Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mission Beach: Cardwell (Kirrama National Park & Murray Falls) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Djiru National Park. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mission Beach online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Townsville to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cardwell, The Pocket, Etty Bay, Fruit Forest Farm, Paronella Park
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
The Pocket ©
The Pocket
Etty Bay ©
Etty Bay

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Des Spencer Galleries and Coffee Works. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wonga Beach and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 2nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, look for gifts at With Sugar, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Start your trip to Port Douglas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Port Douglas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

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.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Cow Bay Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Bloomfield River, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation attractions planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield River
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Bloomfield River ©
Bloomfield River

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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.
Head to Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio and Bones and Jonesfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip builder site .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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