21 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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21 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

10
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 get in some beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Bulcock Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Maroochydore Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve), Tugun Beach (in Tugun) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 24th (Mon) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, experience rural life at Tropical Fruit World, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Maleny, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 27:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

9
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Bring the kids along to Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Australian Reptile Park, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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