5 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Airlie Beach Itinerary

5 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Airlie Beach Itinerary

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5 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Airlie Beach Itinerary

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

1
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.
On the 19th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On your second day here, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

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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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in June since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Speed Boats Tours

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