3 days in Brisbane & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

3 days in Brisbane & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

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3 days in Brisbane & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Brisbane in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Whitsunday Island, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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