17 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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17 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nan Tien Temple and Photography Tours. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, stroll through Bondi Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nan Tien Temple
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

11
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kings Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 29th (Sun) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in the views from Story Bridge, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and stroll through Kirra Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Kings Beach, Bee Gees Way, Scuba & Snorkeling
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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