9 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

9 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

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9 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bowen
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kids will enjoy Catseye Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, and get outside with Jetryder.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island online tour itinerary maker .

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Hamilton Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
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Wild life Hamilton Island

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitehaven Beach. On the 16th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stop by Into The Blue Gallery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach attractions planner .

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Bowen

Bowen ©
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout, then kick back and relax at Grays Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Horseshoe Bay.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bowen trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Bowen takes an hour. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, Bowen is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bowen

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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay
Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout ©
Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout

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