48 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

48 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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48 days in Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 25 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 20 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver

25
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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Glass House Mountains National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Gold Coast), Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Maleny (Obi Boardwalk, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, & more). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Dularcha National Park. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Australia Zoo, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parrots in Paradise.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Vancouver, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Brisbane is 18 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in October: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Glass House Mountains, Caloundra, Buderim
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

20
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 in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, & more), Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Mosman, Blue Mountains, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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