12 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Brisbane Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Point Reserve, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel planner.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Eli Creek.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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.
Kids will enjoy Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Wheel of Brisbane. Escape the urban bustle at Moffat Beach and The Brisbane River. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Oxenford to see Warner Bros. Movie World about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Movie World, Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

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