11 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Brisbane Itinerary

11 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Brisbane Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Visiting Bondi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner .

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 17th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
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.
Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Labrador to see Pelican Feeding about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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