14 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

14 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

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14 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as St. John's Anglican Cathedral and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kurrawa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane sightseeing planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Brisbane. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Kings Beach, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 28:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

6
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and National Bonsai & Penjing Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Canberra Museum and Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Batemans Bay (Batemans Marine Park & Catalina Country Club), Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo) and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (in Bungendore). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Namadgi National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at ANZAC Parade Walk, sample the fine beverages at Underground Spirits, learn about winemaking at Shaw Wines Cellar Door, and steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Canberra vacation planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Canberra at 20°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Batemans Bay, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Gundog Cork Street Cellar, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

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