60 days in Whitsundays & Brisbane Itinerary

60 days in Whitsundays & Brisbane Itinerary

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60 days in Whitsundays & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Long Island
— 6 nights
Travel:  3​h
2
Hayman Island
— 7 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
3
Daydream Island
— 8 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 12 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Hamilton Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 19 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Long Island

Long Island ©
Long Island is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Molle Islands National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Long Island online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Long Island is an approximately 5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Long Island reach 31°C and lows reach 26°C. You will leave for Hayman Island on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Long Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 1:
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Molle Islands National Park ©
Molle Islands National Park

7
nights
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Hayman Island is known for wildlife and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hayman Island online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Long Island to Hayman Island. In May, daytime highs in Hayman Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll set off for Daydream Island on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Hayman Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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8
nights
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
Daydream Island is known for wildlife and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Daydream Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hayman Island to Daydream Island. In May, daily temperatures in Daydream Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Airlie Beach on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Daydream Island

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay May 8 — 16:

12
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Relax by the water at Horseshoe Bay and Airlie Beach Lagoon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Bowen (The Big Mango, Grays Bay, & more). Spend the 17th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Heart Reef, take in the waterfront activity at Abell Point Marina, and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Daydream Island to Airlie Beach with the Route module. May in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bowen, Proserpine, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay May 16 — 28:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Escape the urban bustle at Catseye Beach and Wild life Hamilton Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hamilton Island Golf Club and Hamilton Island Art Gallery. Spend the 30th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, head outdoors with Jetryder, have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club, and go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip tool .

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 4:
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

19
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maroochydore Beach and Kings Beach. Get some historical perspective at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba), Coolangatta (Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, Greenmount Beach, & more) and Maleny (Obi Boardwalk, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, & more). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. Spend the 5th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get interesting insight from Tours, and kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Hamilton Island in June, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Maleny, Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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