11 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

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Brisbane
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Canberra
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip site.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Canberra

— 4 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and appreciate the history behind Rats of Tobruk Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Brisbane to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

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