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 30​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 Moffat Beach. Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Marina Mirage, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, and browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planner .

Birmingham, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Brisbane is 10 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in March, expect Brisbane to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, 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.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Brisbane in March, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) 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

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

Start your trip to Whitsunday Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. In March, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) 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
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Coogee Beach and Bondi Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stroll through Clovelly.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Whitsunday Island in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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