12 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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

9
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. August in Sydney sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, North Head Sanctuary, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Moffat Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art and then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder app .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

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