7 days in Queensland Itinerary

7 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

7 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Longreach
— 1 day
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
3
Magnetic Island
— 1 day
ferry:  30​min
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder site .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

To find out how to plan a trip to Longreach, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Longreach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, expect nights in Longreach to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Outback Pics ©
Outback Pics
QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum

1
day
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Big Mama Sailing, enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Longreach to Magnetic Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Longreach in August since evenings lows in Magnetic Island dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip itinerary app .

Townsville is just a short distance from Magnetic Island. In August, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Trails
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation, and finally admire the sheer force of Barron Falls. On your second day here, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

Plan my trip to Cairns with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Barron Falls ©
Barron Falls
Balloon Rides

Similar Plans

10 days in Queensland & Sydney BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM HONG KONG August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans