22 days in Whitsunday Islands & Lord Howe Island Itinerary

22 days in Whitsunday Islands & Lord Howe Island Itinerary

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22 days in Whitsunday Islands & Lord Howe Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
2
Long Island
— 4 nights
Travel:  3​h
3
Hayman Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Lord Howe Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Jetryder. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Go-Kart Racing Track and Hamilton Island Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, enjoy some friendly competition at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, take a memorable tour with Alani Charters, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Hamilton Island hover around 28°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Long Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island

4
nights
Long Island

Long Island ©
Long Island is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Molle Islands National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Long Island day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamilton Island to Long Island. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Hayman Island.

Things to do in Long Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Molle Islands National Park ©
Molle Islands National Park

2
nights
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): head off the coast to Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hayman Island itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Long Island to Hayman Island with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Hayman Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Whitsunday Island on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Hayman Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

5
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Get outdoors at Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island driving holiday app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hayman Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Hayman Island in May, plan for little chillier nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 19°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off toLord Howe Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

4
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Lord Howe Island Golf Club. Get outdoors at Lord Howe Island Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island vacation builder app .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Lord Howe Island in 6 hours. On the 10th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

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