17 days in Greater Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

17 days in Greater Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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17 days in Greater Sydney & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  28​h
1
Palm Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Blacktown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cronulla
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Palm Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Bilgola Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mona Vale Beach, then stroll through North Narrabeen Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Warriewood Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Palm Beach trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Palm Beach is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get much warmer in Palm Beach: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Blacktown.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bilgola Beach, Warriewood Beach, Mona Vale Beach, North Narrabeen Beach
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Bilgola Beach ©
Bilgola Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Mona Vale Beach ©
Mona Vale Beach

2
nights
Blacktown

Blacktown ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, admire the natural beauty at Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden, then stop by Bridget Kennedy Project Space, and finally look for gifts at Beer Cartel.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Blacktown day trip tool .

You can drive from Palm Beach to Blacktown in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Blacktown can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Cronulla.

Things to do in Blacktown

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Sydney, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Beer Cartel
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

3
nights
Cronulla

Cronulla ©
Cronulla is a beachside suburb, in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cronulla: Congwong Beach (in La Perouse), Tamarama Beach (in Bondi) and Vaucluse (Nielsen Park, Vaucluse House, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach RockPool, and stop by Captain Chocolate.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cronulla route site .

Traveling by car from Blacktown to Cronulla takes 1.5 hours. In March in Cronulla, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waverley, Congwong Beach, Captain Chocolate, Tamarama Beach
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Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Wanda Beach ©
Wanda Beach

1
night
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach, then take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, and finally stroll through Frenchman's Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read North Stradbroke Island online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Cronulla to North Stradbroke Island with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach

7
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Captain Cook Highway
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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

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