10 days in Sydney, Canberra & Brisbane Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Canberra & Brisbane Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Canberra & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Sydney is 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia. On the next day, admire the striking features of Australian Academy of Science, then explore the galleries of Scott Leggo Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and finally engage your brain at Questacon.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canberra itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Canberra reach 19°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in May, with highs in Brisbane at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games 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

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