16 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

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.
Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wolston Farmhouse and Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Natural Bridge (in Springbrook), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Tokyo, Japan to Brisbane is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tokyo to Brisbane, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in December, things will get much hotter in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Wolston Farmhouse
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

8
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Nan Tien Temple. Head to The Rocks Markets and Starfish Education Centrefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Giant Stairway), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Werri Beach (in Gerringong). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stroll through Clovelly, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. 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

Katoomba, Manly, Mosman, Werri Beach, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 5:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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