23 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Balikpapan

9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Head National Park and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Kirra Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind Bee Gees Way, experience rural life at Maleny Dairies, and take in the views from Story Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online journey maker .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Caloundra, Bee Gees Way, Maroochydore Beach
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

10
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance). Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Yengo National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarama Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney attractions planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Bronte Beach, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Shelly Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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