5 days in Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

5 days in Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

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5 days in Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Fly:  29​h
1
Magnetic Island
— 1 day
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Milwaukee

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day
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Big Mama Sailing, then enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Magnetic Island online travel route planner .

Milwaukee, USA to Magnetic Island is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 16 hours. Traveling from Milwaukee in November, things will get much hotter in Magnetic Island: highs are around 87°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then stroll through Bondi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Rocks and then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, Sydney is slightly colder than Magnetic Island - with highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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