15 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Maritime Museum. Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Natural Bridge (in Springbrook), Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra) and Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroochydore Beach, take a stroll through West End, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Scuba & Snorkeling, Maroochydore Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

7
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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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 81°F in December, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 5:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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