27 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

27 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

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27 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ipswich
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Darlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Macleay Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
North Stradbroke Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h
6
Moreton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Berlin


9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queen Street Mall. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Eat Street Northshore and James Street. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Old Petrie Town (in Whiteside) and Wolston Farmhouse (in Wacol). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, wander the streets of West End, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, and get your game on at South Bank Parklands.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane itinerary site .

Berlin, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Brisbane. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Captain Cook Highway, Wolston Farmhouse, Old Petrie Town
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 16:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

4
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Rosewood Railway Museum and Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre. Head to Barb's Gift Shop and Orion Springfield Centralfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Ipswich with a short trip to Historic Wiss Emporium in Kalbar, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Hidden Vale Adventure Park, browse the fresh offerings at Springfield Markets, explore and take pictures at Queensland Raceways, and admire the landmark architecture of St Marys Catholic Church.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ipswich day trip planning website .

Drive from Brisbane to Ipswich in an hour. December in Ipswich sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darlington.

Things to do in Ipswich

Shopping Museums Trails

Side Trips

Historic Wiss Emporium, Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Barb's Gift Shop
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Orion Springfield Central ©
Orion Springfield Central
Hidden Vale Adventure Park ©
Hidden Vale Adventure Park
Springfield Markets ©
Springfield Markets

3
nights
Darlington

Darlington ©
Get in touch with nature at Darlington Park and O'Reillys Birds of Prey. Explore Darlington's surroundings by going to Killarney Glen (in Beechmont) and Canungra (Mountview Alpaca Farm & Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Green Mountain Camp Site.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Darlington trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Ipswich to Darlington takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Ipswich, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Darlington, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in Darlington

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dalpura Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Victoria Point Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Redland Art Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at King Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Kara-Mia's Mosaics, then look for gifts at Iga Meadowbrook, and then take a peaceful walk through Venman Bushland National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Macleay Island trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Darlington to Macleay Island takes 3.5 hours. December in Macleay Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Venman Bushland National Park, Iga Meadowbrook, Redland Art Gallery, Victoria Point Reserve, King Island
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King Island ©
King Island
Victoria Point Reserve ©
Victoria Point Reserve
Venman Bushland National Park ©
Venman Bushland National Park

3
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Cylinder Beach and Myora Springs Conservation Area. Visit Frenchman's Beach and Amity Point Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Blue Lake National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the North Stradbroke Island online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Macleay Island to North Stradbroke Island in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

2
nights
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): head off the coast to Moreton Island and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Moreton Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tangalooma Wrecks and then head outdoors with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Moreton Island trip planning app .

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Moreton Island takes 6 hours. December in Moreton Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse

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