21 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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21 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

6
nights
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Coolangatta Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang), Maleny Dairies (in Maleny) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kings Beach, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Brisbane is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get much warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Caloundra, Scuba & Snorkeling, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

11
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiama Blowhole and Manly Scenic Walkway. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Giant Stairway, & more), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Kiama, Sydney Harbour National Park, Bald Hill Lookout
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 20:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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