22 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 13 nights
End: Sydney

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 appreciate attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kondalilla National Park and Burleigh Head National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Caloundra (Kings Beach & MaisyMoo). There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and stroll through Moffat Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Sea World Theme Park, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

13
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop by Sydney Fish Market, and shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rick Rutherford's Country, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, The National Pass
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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