20 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Brisbane Region Itinerary

20 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Faulconbridge Cemetery (in Faulconbridge), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Sydney is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blue Mountains, Faulconbridge Cemetery, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Bouddi National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

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You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Fraser Island, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chenrezig Institute and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery & Queensland Air Museum). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, examine the collection at Opal Museum, and explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Castle
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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