8 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

8 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Whitsundays trip itinerary planner

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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly

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Airlie Beach

— 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vartamana Yoga & Spa as well as The Whitsunday Arts and Cultural Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Bay in Bowen (about 1h 5 min away).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planning site.

Brisbane to Airlie Beach is an approximately 3-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Nightlife · Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hamilton Island

— 3 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Renegade Fishing Charters. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island, and go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 2 hours. In September in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife