16 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Madison

3
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: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Madison, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Sydney is 16 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Madison in February, with highs in Sydney at 80°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Heads Beach and SkyPoint Climb. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise), Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Burley Griffin and National Portrait Gallery. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Australian National Botanic Gardens. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, meet the residents at National Zoo and Aquarium, look for gifts at Trove Canberra, and admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Canberra using our trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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