15 days in Brisbane Region & Greater Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane Region & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane Region & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ipswich
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 day
Travel:  4​h
4
Moreton Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 15​min
5
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Penrith
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Manly
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  26​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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane holiday planning tool .

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 when traveling from London to Brisbane is 10 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Brisbane reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Queens Park, then see the interesting displays at The Workshops Rail Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at The Soldiers Memorial Hall, and finally learn about all things military at Ipswich RSL Memorial Hall Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ipswich itinerary builder app .

Getting from Brisbane to Ipswich by car takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in Ipswich are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Ipswich

Museums Parks
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The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Queens Park ©
Queens Park
The Soldiers Memorial Hall ©
The Soldiers Memorial Hall

1
day
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake, take in the waterfront at Amity Point Jetty, take some stellar pictures from North Gorge Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frenchman's Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach.

Discover how to plan a North Stradbroke Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Ipswich to North Stradbroke Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach

1
night
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tangalooma Wrecks, step off the mainland to explore Moreton Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Moreton Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moreton Island online tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Stradbroke Island to Moreton Island. March in Moreton Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

2
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Woorim Beach, then see the interesting displays at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and then kick back and relax at Bongaree Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sylvan Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eric the Emu.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bribie Island trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Moreton Island to Bribie Island with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

1
day
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, get your game on at iFLY Downunder, then examine the collection at Museum of Fire, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kaos Family Fun.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Penrith trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bribie Island to Penrith. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Penrith when traveling from Bribie Island in March, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Manly.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
iFLY Downunder ©
iFLY Downunder
Museum of Fire ©
Museum of Fire

2
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
On the 9th (Sat), meet the residents at Taronga Zoo and then identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Manly Quarantine Station, then steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, then visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manly tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Penrith to Manly by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Vaucluse House, Barrenjoey Lighthouse
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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