13 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

13 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Tampa

7
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Central Park Mall. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning site .

Tampa, USA to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in September, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are much colder (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Do your shopping at Opals Down Under and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Queensland Art Gallery and Victoria Bridge Abutment are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Shopping, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Opals Down Under, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Moffat Beach, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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