23 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fingal Head Lighthouse and Caloundra Lighthouses. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach) and Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright, Top Catch Charters, & more). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads 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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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