35 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

35 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

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35 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
North Stradbroke Island
— 5 nights
Travel:  4​h
2
Moreton Island
— 5 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
3
Scarborough
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ipswich
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Blue Lake National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read North Stradbroke Island attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to North Stradbroke Island is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to North Stradbroke Island. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect North Stradbroke Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 65°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off toMoreton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
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North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

5
nights
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Moreton Island is known for nature, outdoors, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Moreton Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Tangalooma Wrecks, step off the mainland to explore Moreton Island, and get outside with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moreton Island driving holiday planner.

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Moreton Island in 6 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You will leave for Scarborough on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Moreton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 1:
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

6
nights
Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a residential suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.GeographyScarborough is at the northernmost of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 30km north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia.HistoryThe suburb used to act as a gateway to Moreton Island via the Combie Trader barge, but this service was recently sold.DemographicsIn the, Scarborough recorded a population of 7,986 people, 52.3% female and 47.7% male.The median age of the Scarborough population was 45 years, 8 years above the national median of 37.71.3% of people living in Scarborough were born in Australia. Explore Scarborough's surroundings by going to Mungarra Reserve (in Petrie), Club Pine Rivers (in Bray Park) and Strathpine Centre (in Strathpine). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Bee Gees Way, explore the activities along Centenary Lakes, contemplate the long history of Old Petrie Town, and examine the collection at Redcliffe Museum.

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Traveling by car from Moreton Island to Scarborough takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redcliffe, Caboolture, Whiteside, North Lakes, Club Pine Rivers
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 7:
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Scarborough Beach Park ©
Scarborough Beach Park
Bee Gees Way ©
Bee Gees Way
Redcliffe Lagoon ©
Redcliffe Lagoon

7
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ipswich: Historic Wiss Emporium (in Kalbar), Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre (in Gatton) and Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum (in Laidley). Spend the 11th (Tue) on horseback at Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Queensland Raceways, find something for the whole family at Camp Moogerah, admire the landmark architecture of St Marys Catholic Church, and grab your bike and head to Hidden Vale Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ipswich day trip planning site .

Getting from Scarborough to Ipswich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Camp Moogerah, Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum, Historic Wiss Emporium, Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
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Hidden Vale Adventure Park ©
Hidden Vale Adventure Park
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at GOMA, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Ipswich to Brisbane takes an hour. While traveling from Ipswich, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 68°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 23:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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