15 days in Sydney & Hamilton Island Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Hamilton Island Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Hamilton Island Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: London

8
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Galleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Bridal Veil Falls, Katoomba Antique Centre, & more), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Richmond Good Food Market (in Richmond). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Richmond Good Food Market, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get outdoors at Catseye Beach and Jetryder. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island, enjoy some friendly competition at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, and tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island road trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Hamilton Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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