16 days in Sydney, Airlie Beach & Brisbane Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Airlie Beach & Brisbane Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Airlie Beach & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Glasgow

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Bay House, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney vacation website .

Glasgow, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. In September, Sydney is a bit warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bowen (Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout & Horseshoe Bay). Spend the 28th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Airlie Beach: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Bowen
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
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.
On the 4th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, then get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and finally admire the masterpieces at GOMA.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in October, with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dreamworld
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Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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