14 days in Whitsundays & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Whitsundays & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Whitsundays & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
End: Sydney

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 27th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, and choose your vessel at Cumberland Charter Yachts.

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Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Bowling Alley. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, head outdoors with Jetryder, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. January in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

6
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Chinese Garden of Friendship. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in February, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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