11 days in Brisbane Region, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane Region, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane Region, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Boggo Road Gaol and West End. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda, pause for some serene contemplation at Albert Street Uniting Church, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Adventure

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Zipline
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Zipline
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Boggo Road Gaol ©
Boggo Road Gaol

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake, then kick back and relax at Amity Point Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Dunwich Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read North Stradbroke Island route planner.

Getting from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island by car takes about 3 hours. In March in North Stradbroke Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery
Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and finally head outdoors with Jetryder.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island tour itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Stradbroke Island to Hamilton Island. Traveling from North Stradbroke Island in March, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get outdoors at Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Clovelly, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary.

Make your Sydney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In March, Sydney is little chillier than Whitsunday Island - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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