9 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales capture your imagination. Step out of Sydney to go to Leura and see The Nook, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Nook
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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.
Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Kings Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Queensland Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Natural Bridge (in Springbrook) and Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane tour builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Kirra Beach, Burleigh Head National Park, Natural Bridge, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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