12 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  34​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 21°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel route builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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