12 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

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12 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  22​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Caboolture
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Macleay Island
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as West End and Victoria Bridge Abutment. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Maritime Museum, explore the world behind art at GOMA, and shop like a local with Queen Street Mall.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel planner.

Charlotte, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Brisbane is 15 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in December, things will get much warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 82°F and lows about 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Caboolture.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

1
night
Caboolture

Caboolture ©
Caboolture is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at Caboolture Warplane Museum, explore the world behind art at Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, then contemplate the long history of Caboolture Historical Village, then explore the activities along Centenary Lakes, and finally admire the masterpieces at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery and Library.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Caboolture trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Caboolture takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Caboolture

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Caboolture Historical Village ©
Caboolture Historical Village
Caboolture Warplane Museum ©
Caboolture Warplane Museum

2
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Woorim Beach, examine the collection at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sylvan Beach. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Red Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bongaree Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eric the Emu.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bribie Island online attractions planner .

Getting from Caboolture to Bribie Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk, and then kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake, explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Dunwich Cemetery, and finally kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the North Stradbroke Island route planning site .

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to North Stradbroke Island takes 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake

1
night
Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
On the 6th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Macleay Island Art Complex and then stroll through Dalpura Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Macleay Island journey maker .

Getting from North Stradbroke Island to Macleay Island by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in January, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Parks Beaches Museums
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Macleay Island Art Complex ©
Macleay Island Art Complex

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