22 days in Brisbane Region & Greater Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Brisbane Region & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Brisbane Region & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  28​h
1
Caboolture
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Somerset
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kalbar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  4​h
5
Manly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Penrith
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Amsterdam


2
nights
Caboolture

Caboolture ©
Caboolture is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Kondalilla Falls. Do your shopping at Art on Cairncross and Giddy and Grace. Change things up with these side-trips from Caboolture: Mount Ngungun (in Glass House Mountains), Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo) and Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, McCarthy's Lookout, & more).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Caboolture trip itinerary builder tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Caboolture is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Caboolture, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Caboolture can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Somerset.

Things to do in Caboolture

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Maleny, Chenrezig Institute, Kondalilla Falls, Mount Ngungun
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls
Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls

3
nights
Somerset

Somerset ©
Shop till you drop at Old Church Gallery Moore and Crows Nest Soft Drinks. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ravensbourne National Park and Barb's Gift Shop. Change things up with these side-trips from Somerset: Roy Emmerson Museum (in Blackbutt) and Crows Nest National Park (in Crows Nest).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Somerset holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Caboolture to Somerset takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Caboolture in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Somerset, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalbar.

Things to do in Somerset

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Crows Nest, Roy Emmerson Museum, Ravensbourne National Park, Old Church Gallery Moore
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Ravensbourne National Park ©
Ravensbourne National Park
Old Church Gallery Moore ©
Old Church Gallery Moore
Crows Nest National Park ©
Crows Nest National Park

1
night
Kalbar

Kalbar ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Summer Land Camels, sample the tasty concoctions at Scenic Rim Brewery, and then do a tasting at Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kalbar online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Somerset to Kalbar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Kalbar, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Kalbar

Shopping Outdoors Breweries

Side Trips

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, Summer Land Camels, Scenic Rim Brewery
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Summer Land Camels ©
Summer Land Camels
Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard ©
Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard
Scenic Rim Brewery ©
Scenic Rim Brewery

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Visit Burleigh Head National Park and Mooloolaba Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Murwillumbah (Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre & The Grainery), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Surfers Paradise Golf Club (in Clear Island Waters). There's more to do: stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kalbar to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalbar in June since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Murwillumbah, Mooloolaba Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Visit Shelly Beach and Terrigal Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Norah Head Lighthouse and Baha'i House of Worship. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manly: Bouddi National Park (in Killcare), Whale Beach (in Whale Beach) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman and enjoy the sea views from Macquarie Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manly itinerary builder site .

Getting from Brisbane to Manly by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for slightly colder days in Manly, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Macquarie Lighthouse, Norah Head Lighthouse, Terrigal Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

5
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiama Blowhole and Dryridge Estate. Get outdoors at Wentworth Falls and Jenolan Caves. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Gallery One88, & more), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Cathedral of Ferns Walk (in Mt Wilson). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and stop by Moontree.

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You can drive from Manly to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Manly in June, plan for little chillier nights in Penrith, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Dryridge Estate, Nan Tien Temple, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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