15 days in Fraser Island, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Fraser Island, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Fraser Island, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
End: Sydney


2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island holiday planning website .

Brisbane to Fraser Island is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kings Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Natural Bridge (in Springbrook), Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra) and Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

Make your Brisbane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and The Giant Stairway. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney route planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Terrigal Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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