5 days in Brisbane & Airlie Beach Itinerary

5 days in Brisbane & Airlie Beach Itinerary

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5 days in Brisbane & Airlie Beach Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Moffat Beach. Get outdoors at Burleigh Heads Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and have fun at South Bank Parklands.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker website .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Moffat Beach, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Adventure Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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