15 days in Brisbane & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane & Whitsunday Islands Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
3
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
4
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney


6
nights
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, meet the residents at Australia Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and admire the masterpieces at GOMA.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip website .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

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Fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Whitsunday Island, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
On the 16th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Daydream Island trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Daydream Island. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Daydream Island when traveling from Whitsunday Island in December, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife Parks
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5
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, golf, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the water at your own pace with Alani Charters, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and stroll through Wild life Hamilton Island.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Hamilton Island. In December in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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