8 days in Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

8 days in Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

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8 days in Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
2
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island journey planning website .

Melbourne to Whitsunday Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Whitsunday Island at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Daydream Island itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Daydream Island. In January in Daydream Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife Parks
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5
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Explore hidden gems such as Go-Kart Racing Track and Sports Club. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, perfect your strike at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Hamilton Island. In January in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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