8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
2
Caloundra
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
End: Sydney

2
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.
Visit Coolangatta Beach and Kurrawa Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, admire the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

1
night
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
On the 4th (Mon), explore the galleries of Seaview Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kings Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Caloundra trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Caloundra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Longreach Powerhouse Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics, and then take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House.

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Getting from Caloundra to Longreach by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Caloundra, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Longreach, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Langenbaker House
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Langenbaker House ©
Langenbaker House

1
night
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 7th (Thu), learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, stroll through Trinity Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Longreach to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Longreach in February: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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