20 days in Sydney, Australian Capital Territory & Brisbane Itinerary

20 days in Sydney, Australian Capital Territory & Brisbane Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney, Australian Capital Territory & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Toronto

5
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cockington Green and Floriade. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Telstra Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra tour planning app .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

8
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Infinity Attraction (in Surfers Paradise), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Dreamworld (in Coomera). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland.

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You can fly from Canberra to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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