23 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 9 nights
End: Brisbane

10
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations, Mooloolaba Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday builder app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brisbane. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Australia Zoo, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Sunshine Coast Brewery
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Qudos Bank Arena
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

9
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & McCarthy's Lookout), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Mooloolaba (Dolphin & Whale Watching & HMAS Brisbane). Explore Brisbane further: identify plant and animal life at Mount Coolum, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens USQ QLD, and stroll through Maroochydore Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny, Toowoomba, Mount Coolum, Aussie World
Highlights from your plan
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

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