17 days in Airlie Beach, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Airlie Beach, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Airlie Beach, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  30​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

2
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.
On the 16th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and explore the activities along Heart Reef.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach itinerary site .

London, UK to Airlie Beach is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Airlie Beach reach 33°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more). There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, laugh and play at Wheel of Brisbane, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in March, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

5
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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