14 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Mackay Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Mackay Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Mackay Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
3
Mackay
— 9 nights
Drive:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney


1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Boggo Road Gaol, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cathedral Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Newstead House, then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

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Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Boggo Road Gaol ©
Boggo Road Gaol

9
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Smalleys Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Bucasia Beach and Broken River. Explore Mackay's surroundings by going to Cape Palmerston National Park (in Ilbilbie), Eungella National Park (in Eungella) and Finch Hatton Gorge (in Finch Hatton). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Hillsborough National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lamberts Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Town Beach, grab your bike and head to Bluewater Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lamberts Lookout.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Brisbane to Mackay. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eungella, Cape Hillsborough, Finch Hatton Gorge, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Cape Palmerston National Park
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Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Broken River ©
Broken River
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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