22 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

22 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

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22 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ipswich
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lamington National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Macleay Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
North Stradbroke Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Bribie Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Zurich

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.
Family-friendly places like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Daisy Hill Conservation Park will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as St Helena Island National Park and Shorncliffe Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Iga Meadowbrook (in Meadowbrook) and Thunderbird Park (in North Tamborine). Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane sightseeing site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Thunderbird Park, Iga Meadowbrook
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Daisy Hill Conservation Park ©
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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. Take a break from the city and head to Mount French National Park and Hidden Vale Adventure Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Queens Park and Queensland Raceways. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Workshops Rail Museum and let the kids burn off some steam at River Heart Parklands.

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You can drive from Brisbane to Ipswich in an hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: highs in Ipswich hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount French National Park
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Queens Park ©
Queens Park
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Hidden Vale Adventure Park ©
Hidden Vale Adventure Park

2
nights
Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
On the 11th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Darlington Park and then identify plant and animal life at O'Reillys Birds of Prey. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Mountview Alpaca Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Glen, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lamington National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ipswich to Lamington National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ipswich in October, you will find days in Lamington National Park are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Killarney Glen, Darlington Park, Mountview Alpaca Farm
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Darlington Park ©
Darlington Park
Killarney Glen ©
Killarney Glen
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk ©
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

1
night
Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
On the 13th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Macleay Island Art Complex, then shop like a local with Kara-Mia's Mosaics, and then kick back and relax at Dalpura Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Macleay Island vacation planner.

Getting from Lamington National Park to Macleay Island by car takes about 4 hours. October in Macleay Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Shopping Museums Parks
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Macleay Island Art Complex ©
Macleay Island Art Complex
Kara-Mia's Mosaics ©
Kara-Mia's Mosaics

3
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cylinder Beach and Frenchman's Beach. Get in touch with nature at Amity Point Beach and Brown Lake.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the North Stradbroke Island itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Macleay Island to North Stradbroke Island in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake
Myora Springs Conservation Area ©
Myora Springs Conservation Area

4
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Sylvan Beach and Red Beach. Bring the kids along to Woorim Beach and Bongaree Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bribie Island attractions site .

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Bribie Island in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bribie Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bribie Island Golf Club ©
Bribie Island Golf Club
Bribie Island Butterfly House ©
Bribie Island Butterfly House
Ferryman Cruises ©
Ferryman Cruises

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