21 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

21 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

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21 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  27​h
1
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Macleay Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ipswich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Caboolture
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bribie Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
7
Moreton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Raleigh

1
night
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Amity Point Beach, then take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake, take an in-depth tour of North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, then stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the North Stradbroke Island online trip itinerary builder .

Raleigh, USA to North Stradbroke Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Raleigh to North Stradbroke Island. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Raleigh in December: high temperatures in North Stradbroke Island hover around 82°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake

2
nights
Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Dalpura Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cleveland Point Light, then stroll through King Island, and finally wander the streets of Wynnum Esplanade. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Sirromet Wines, delve into the lush surroundings at Venman Bushland National Park, and then look for gifts at Iga Meadowbrook.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Macleay Island using our trip planner.

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Macleay Island in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Macleay Island can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Cotton, Iga Meadowbrook, Wynnum Esplanade, Cleveland Point Light, King Island
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King Island ©
King Island
Venman Bushland National Park ©
Venman Bushland National Park
Sirromet Wines ©
Sirromet Wines

2
nights
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. On the 11th (Tue), examine the collection at The Workshops Rail Museum, get engrossed in the history at Grandchester Railway Station, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hidden Vale Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Queens Park, meet the residents at Ipswich Nature Centre, then explore the engaging exhibits at Ipswich Art Gallery, and finally admire the striking features of St Marys Catholic Church.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ipswich trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Macleay Island to Ipswich takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Hidden Vale Adventure Park ©
Hidden Vale Adventure Park
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Ipswich Art Gallery ©
Ipswich Art Gallery

6
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 explore and learn at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Maritime Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel) and St. John's Anglican Cathedral. Step out of Brisbane to go to Wacol and see Wolston Farmhouse, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shorncliffe Beach, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and step off the mainland to explore St Helena Island National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ipswich to Brisbane takes an hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ipswich in December: highs in Brisbane hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caboolture.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wolston Farmhouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
Caboolture

Caboolture ©
Caboolture is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Caboolture Historical Village, learn about all things military at TAVAS Aviation Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Old Petrie Town, then see the interesting displays at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, and then putt your heart out at Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Caboolture trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Caboolture takes an hour. December in Caboolture sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Caboolture

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Whiteside, Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf
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Caboolture Historical Village ©
Caboolture Historical Village
TAVAS Aviation Museum ©
TAVAS Aviation Museum
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

3
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Explore hidden gems such as Sylvan Beach and Bongaree Beach. Get in touch with nature at Woorim Beach and Red Beach.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Bribie Island day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Caboolture to Bribie Island takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bribie Island are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire
Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Bribie Island Community Arts Centre ©

2
nights
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Moreton Lighthouse, head off the coast to Moreton Island, and then don't miss a visit to Tangalooma Wrecks.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moreton Island trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bribie Island to Moreton Island in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Moreton Island can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 25th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

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