6 days in Whitsunday Islands, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

6 days in Whitsunday Islands, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

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6 days in Whitsunday Islands, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
2
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): head outdoors with Jetryder and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Melbourne to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leura trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hamilton Island to Leura in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Hamilton Island in April, expect Leura to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
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.
Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Opera House. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip site .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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