23 days in Brisbane, Fraser Island & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Brisbane, Fraser Island & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Brisbane, Fraser Island & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane visit 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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Brisbane to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

8
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.
Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney route builder website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in March, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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