I'm thinking of taking another road trip*. I fancy heading back up to Cairns in the lull between the end of semester and the start of exams. Although I've done the trip a few times (most recently in July), I thought I'd try out the RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria) trip planner site for a new perspective. The site gives directions from start to finish, lists accommodation and suggests things to see on the way. It also tells you how long the trip will take.
For the record, the drive from my home to Cairns via Brisbane is 3,383 km. According to the RACV, I will be able to do it in 1 day 11 hours and 18 minutes. If I decide to sleep, eat, go to the loo, refuel the car, obey the road rules and stop at red traffic lights, it will take a little longer.
* I blame Trevor for this!