12 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Darwin Itinerary

12 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Darwin Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Zurich

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manly Beach and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Zurich to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands.

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You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. Bring the kids along to Crocosaurus Cove and East Point Reserve. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin online travel planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Darwin in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in July, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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