9 days in Greater Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

9 days in Greater Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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9 days in Greater Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Manly
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shelly Beach and Bronte Beach. Do your shopping at Captain Chocolate and Bridget Kennedy Project Space. Explore Manly's surroundings by going to Parramatta (St Patrick's Cathedral & St Johns Anglican Cathedral), Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, stroll through Taronga Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and identify plant and animal life at Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Manly, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney to Manly is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. In March in Manly, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waverley, Mosman, Parramatta, Bilgola Beach, Bridget Kennedy Project Space
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

5
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.
Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters) and Infinity Attraction (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online vacation planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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