7 days in Brisbane, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

7 days in Brisbane, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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7 days in Brisbane, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
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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.
On the 27th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Breakr, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally engage your brain at Questacon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra travel route 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. Traveling from Brisbane in November, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Chinese Garden of Friendship will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney holiday planner.

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship

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