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

5
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Kings Beach. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Marina Mirage in Main Beach, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online driving holiday 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Marina Mirage
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

3
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: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, get outside with Jetryder, make a trip to Passage Peak, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island online tour planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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