13 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Tampa

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fingal Head Lighthouse and Cathedral Square. We've included these beaches for you: Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online tour builder .

Tampa, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Tampa to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Tampa in March, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Caloundra, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nan Tien Temple and Shelly Beach. Relax by the water at Caves Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Ocean Beach (in Umina Beach), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Scenic Walkway, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Ocean Beach, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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