8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 1 day
ferry:  30​min
5
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
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.
On the 20th (Thu), kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

Plan my day in Gold Coast using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mooloolaba road trip planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Caloundra Lighthouses ©
Caloundra Lighthouses

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane itinerary planner .

Drive from Mooloolaba to Brisbane in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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day
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 23rd (Sun), choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing, then enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Brisbane to Magnetic Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Magnetic Island at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Townsville online tour planner .

Townsville is very close to Magnetic Island. In December, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Trails
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns holiday maker .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides

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