16 days in Brisbane, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Brisbane, Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

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16 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:  3​h
3
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Marina Mirage in Main Beach--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Birmingham to Brisbane. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in February; daily highs in Brisbane reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Marina Mirage, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 18th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island travel planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Golf, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Spas & Wellness

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nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton 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 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney journey planning app .

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Whitsunday Island in February, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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