5 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

5 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

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5 days in Brisbane & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Museum of Brisbane. Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Pelican Feeding (in Labrador), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brisbane. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
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Pelican Feeding ©
Pelican Feeding
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): meet the residents at National Zoo and Aquarium, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, and then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Canberra travel planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in July; daily highs in Canberra reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
Scott Leggo Gallery ©
Scott Leggo Gallery
National Zoo and Aquarium ©
National Zoo and Aquarium

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