15 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  13​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Lamington National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

4
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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation planner .

Honolulu, USA to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 20 hours traveling from Honolulu to Sydney. While traveling from Honolulu, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Katoomba
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Caboolture Historical Village and Bribie Island Seaside Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bribie Island Butterfly House and Woorim Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bribie Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Bribie Island with the Route module. September in Bribie Island sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caboolture Historical Village
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Bribie Island Butterfly House ©
Bribie Island Butterfly House
Caboolture Historical Village ©
Caboolture Historical Village
Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach, then explore the activities along Brown Lake, and then stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach, then take some stellar pictures from North Gorge Walk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Frenchman's Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our North Stradbroke Island day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to North Stradbroke Island takes 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in North Stradbroke Island are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

2
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Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
On the 27th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Darlington Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at O'Reillys Birds of Prey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Green Mountain Camp Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lamington National Park online tour planner .

Getting from North Stradbroke Island to Lamington National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lamington National Park can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Darlington Park
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Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk ©
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, pause for some serene contemplation at Albert Street Uniting Church, and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Lamington National Park to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

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