12 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

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12 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

7
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Namadgi National Park. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Australian National Botanic Gardens. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, and examine the collection at Old Parliament House.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Canberra day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get a bit cooler in Canberra: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tortured Gum Brewery
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 2:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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