5 days in Brisbane & Whitsundays Itinerary

5 days in Brisbane & Whitsundays Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Paradise Jet Boating (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning website.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
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1
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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get outside with Jetryder, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Brisbane in November, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6
Passage Peak ©
Landmark
Passage Peak
4.8

1
night
Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.8

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