8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  6​h
1
Caloundra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Bring the kids along to Sunshine Castle and Mooloolaba Beach. You'll explore and learn at Artisans Gallery and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. Explore Caloundra's surroundings by going to Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Art on Cairncross (in Maleny).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Caloundra route builder website .

Melbourne to Caloundra is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Caloundra, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Buderim, Mount Ninderry, Art on Cairncross, Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Castle
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sunshine Castle ©
Sunshine Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then explore the world behind art at GOMA, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Caloundra to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Longreach online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Longreach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Longreach to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums

Side Trip

Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Longreach to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Longreach in December, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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