42 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

42 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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42 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 22 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 19 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

22
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 off the beaten path and head to Kings Beach and SkyPoint Climb. Venture out of the city with trips to Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang), Springbrook (Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park, & more) and Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Aussie World. There's much more to do: cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, get your game on at Timezone Surfers Paradise, and admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls.

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Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Brisbane at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Buderim
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 28:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park

19
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Mountains and Nan Tien Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wollongong (Wollongong Botanic Garden & Wollongong Head Lighthouse), Leura (Gordon Falls Lookout, Leura Cascades, & more) and Blue Mountains National Park (Windyridge Garden, Lincoln's Rock, & more). Dedicate the 6th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at Govetts Leap, and stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Leura, Wollongong, Blackheath
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 17:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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