15 days in Brisbane, Noosa & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane, Noosa & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane, Noosa & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Labrador to see Pelican Feeding about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, and ponder the world of politics at City Hall.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane visit planning site .

London, UK 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Brisbane reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Scuba & Snorkeling), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Mount Ninderry (in Yandina). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kings Beach, get great views at Mount Tinbeerwah, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroochydore Beach, and stop by Watermelon Red.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Marcoola Beach, Maroochydore Beach, Mount Ninderry
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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