12 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Mon), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a stroll through The Rocks, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip tool .

Edmonton, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edmonton to Sydney, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bulcock Beach and Dicky Beach. Caboolture Regional Art Gallery and Library and Opal Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, browse the different shops at Kawana Shoppingworld, and steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail).

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You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Marcoola Beach, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Buderim Forest Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Visit Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and The Giant Stairway. See some other sides of Sydney: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Anzac Memorial, and examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning app .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi, Manly, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, The Giant Stairway
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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