19 days in Brisbane, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Brisbane, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary

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19 days in Brisbane, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World
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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

4
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, golf, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Passage Peak, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Brisbane in December, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island

7
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: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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