43 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

43 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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43 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 23 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 16 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh

23
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiama Blowhole and Redhead Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Avalon Beach (in Avalon Beach), Werri Beach (in Gerringong) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). On the 12th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Dedicate the 10th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Palm Beach, hike along The Giant Stairway, look for all kinds of wild species at Munmorah State Conservation Area, and stroll through Shelly Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Munmorah State Conservation Area
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

16
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Head National Park and Kings Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Coolangatta Beach and Natural Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta) and Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. On the 27th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Main Range National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, and stroll through Bulcock Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Springbrook, Coolangatta
Find places to stay Nov 15 — Dec 1:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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