12 days in Sydney, Byron Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Sydney, Byron Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney, Byron Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Glasgow

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for some retail therapy. Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, look for gifts at Opal Minded, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney attractions planning site .

Glasgow, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in April: highs in Sydney hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally look for gifts at Truly Tea.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Broken Head Beach
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Victoria Bridge Abutment, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane holiday planning tool .

Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Victoria Bridge Abutment ©
Victoria Bridge Abutment
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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