15 days in Brisbane, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  27​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
3
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  25​h
End: Birmingham

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kings Beach and Natural Bridge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Brisbane and Queen Street Mall. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Kirra Beach in Coolangatta, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In February, Brisbane is much hotter than Birmingham - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Head National Park, Kirra Beach, Natural Bridge
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 19th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in February, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

1
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Daydream Island

Daydream Island
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Daydream Island attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Daydream Island. In February in Daydream Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Whitsunday Island. In February, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Clovelly.

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

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Whitsunday Island, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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