17 days in Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Whitsunday Islands & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  29​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
2
Long Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
3
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Escape the urban bustle at Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Explore hidden gems such as Hamilton Island Marina and Go-Kart Racing Track. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, get outside with Jetryder, make a trip to Passage Peak, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island road trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Hamilton Island is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 15 hours. In February, Hamilton Island is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Long Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
nights
Long Island

Long Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island and Molle Islands National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Long Island trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Long Island. In February in Long Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Long Island

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Turtle Point Golf Course, Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island
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Molle Islands National Park ©
Molle Islands National Park

1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Daydream Island holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Long Island to Daydream Island. In February, daytime highs in Daydream Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Whitsunday Island. In February in Whitsunday Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can 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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Beach and Shelly Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning tool .

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. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in February, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach, Bronte Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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