15 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brisbane Region vacation planner

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Train to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak, Foot to Newark, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 6 nights
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Bongaree, Bribie Island
— 2 nights
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Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Macleay Island
— 1 night
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Tamborine Mountain
— 3 nights
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Brisbane

— 6 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Museum of Brisbane. Get some historical perspective at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Venture out of the city with trips to Abbey Church (in Caboolture) and Sirromet Wines (in Mount Cotton). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and walk around Roma Street Parkland.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 15 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, expect Brisbane to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bongaree.

Things to do in Brisbane

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Bongaree, Bribie Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bribie Island Seaside Museum, then stroll through Woorim Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bongaree Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Red Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sylvan Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bongaree online vacation planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Bongaree in 1.5 hours. In April in Bongaree, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Point Lookout.

Things to do in Bongaree

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island

— 1 night
Point Lookout is a headland, small coastal town and locality on the eastern coast of North Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland, Australia. On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Point Lookout online tour planner.

Traveling by journey from Bongaree to Point Lookout takes 3.5 hours. In April in Point Lookout, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in Point Lookout

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Macleay Island

— 1 night
On the 13th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Macleay Island Art Complex, then view the masterpieces at Kara-Mia's Mosaics, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dalpura Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Macleay Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Point Lookout to Macleay Island by car takes about 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Macleay Island can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Tamborine Mountain

— 3 nights
On the 14th (Tue), do a tasting at Witches Falls Winery, sample the fine beverages at Tamborine Mountain Distillery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally sample the fine beverages at Beenleigh Artisan Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians and then play a few rounds at Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamborine Mountain day trip planning site.

You can drive from Macleay Island to Tamborine Mountain in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Golf · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

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Brisbane Region travel guide

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Parks · Nature & Parks · Lookouts
Tours of Brisbane Region allow you to enjoy all the modern amenities of an easygoing, multicultural capital, as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer in untouched national parks and sand islands. Excellent dining, stylish shopping neighborhoods, and lively music scene await curious travelers at the charming state capital. To explore the region's great outdoors--bush tracks, vast sand dunes, pristine waterfalls, and rainforest canopies--you'll just need to hop on a water taxi or take a short drive from the city. North Stradbroke and its neighboring Moreton Island offer ample hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife watching opportunities, but to truly immerse yourself in the region's beautiful nature, visit one of the six national parks within the Scenic Rim.