60 days in Whitsundays & Brisbane Itinerary

60 days in Whitsundays & Brisbane Itinerary

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Route & dates

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: step off the mainland to explore Molle Islands National Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Long Island trip itinerary maker website.

Sydney to Long Island is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Long Island hover around 31°C and lows are around 26°C. You will leave for Hayman Island on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Long Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Molle Islands National Park ©
Molle Islands National Park

7
nights
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Make your Hayman Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Long Island to Hayman Island with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Hayman Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Hayman Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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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: look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Daydream Island driving holiday tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hayman Island to Daydream Island. May in Daydream Island sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife Parks
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseshoe Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Bowen (The Big Mango, Grays Bay, &more). On the 23rd (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Daydream Island to Airlie Beach with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. 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
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

7
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Explore hidden gems such as Catseye Beach and Passage Peak. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island travel route builder.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 4:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Kings Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Maleny (Obi Boardwalk & Gardners Falls), Caloundra (Moffat Beach & Bulcock Beach) and Coolangatta (Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, &more). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_observing_fascinating_marine_mammals_with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip app.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in June, Brisbane is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Maleny, Kondalilla Falls, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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