15 days in Brisbane, Newcastle & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane, Newcastle & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane, Newcastle & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday website .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba), Pokolbin (Harkham Wines, Hungerford Hill Wines, & more) and Speers Point Park (in Speers Point). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach Reserve, enjoy the sea views from Norah Head Lighthouse, and have some family-friendly fun at UnrealVR.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip planning website .

Getting from Brisbane to Newcastle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Newcastle when traveling from Brisbane in December, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Pokolbin, UnrealVR, Norah Head Lighthouse, Little Beach Reserve, Tomaree Head
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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