18 days in Whitsunday Islands, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

18 days in Whitsunday Islands, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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18 days in Whitsunday Islands, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and perfect your strike at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner .

London, UK to Hamilton Island is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hamilton Island is 10 hours. In February, Hamilton Island is warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. In February, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

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

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and Kingscliff (Raggedy Anne Boutique & Watersports Guru). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, browse the fresh offerings at Sanctuary Markets, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Gold Coast. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in February, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Australia Zoo in Beerwah, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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