26 days in Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

26 days in Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

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26 days in Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Lamington National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ipswich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Caboolture
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Hamburg

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. For shopping fun, head to The Henderson Gallery or Psychic Readings Twin Featherz. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Brisbane is 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Hamburg in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
On the 22nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Darlington Park, get to know the fascinating history of Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at O'Reillys Birds of Prey. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Green Mountain Camp Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lamington National Park tour planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Lamington National Park takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lamington National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Darlington Park
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Darlington Park ©
Darlington Park
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk ©
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

4
nights
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Take a break from the city and head to Mount French National Park and White Rock-Spring Mtn Conservation Estate. Get some cultural insight at Ipswich Art Gallery and RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre. Explore Ipswich's surroundings by going to Barb's Gift Shop (in Minden) and Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre (in Beaudesert). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Orion Springfield Central, stroll around Queens Park, savor the flavors at Springfield Markets, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ipswich Antique Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ipswich holiday planner.

Getting from Lamington National Park to Ipswich by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lamington National Park in December: highs in Ipswich hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Caboolture.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre, Barb's Gift Shop, Mount French National Park
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Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Orion Springfield Central ©
Orion Springfield Central

2
nights
Caboolture

Caboolture ©
Caboolture is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at TAVAS Aviation Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey Church, then appreciate the history behind A2submarine Replica, and finally stroll around Lake Samsonvale. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Redcliffe Jetty Markets, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eden, and finally hunt for treasures at Caboolture Markets.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Caboolture itinerary tool .

Getting from Ipswich to Caboolture by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Ipswich in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Caboolture: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Caboolture

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Eden, Lake Samsonvale, Redcliffe Jetty Markets, Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, A2submarine Replica
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Lake Samsonvale ©
Lake Samsonvale
Abbey Church ©
Abbey Church
TAVAS Aviation Museum ©
TAVAS Aviation Museum

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Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sylvan Beach, then walk around Buckleys Hole Conservation Park, and then kick back and relax at Woorim Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bongaree Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bribie Island trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Caboolture to Bribie Island takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Bribie Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Buckleys Hole Conservation Park ©
Buckleys Hole Conservation Park
Bribie Island Community Arts Centre ©

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, then take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, explore the activities along Brown Lake, then don't miss a visit to Amity Point Jetty, and finally stroll through Cylinder Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the North Stradbroke Island online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to North Stradbroke Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake

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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 outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, explore the galleries of Brett Whiteley Studio, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip site .

Explore your travel options from North Stradbroke Island to Sydney with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Katoomba, St Matthew's on the Corso
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 9:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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