14 days in Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  19​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Melbourne


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 outdoors at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner .

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 25°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moffat Beach, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday website .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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