11 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Shellharbour Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Shellharbour Itinerary

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Brisbane
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Sydney
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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
On the 24th (Fri), walk around Roma Street Parkland.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brisbane. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Shellharbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Shellharbour

— 5 nights
Shellharbour is a suburb located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Shellharbour: Bowral (Spas & Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Jamberoo Action Park, admire the sheer force of Fitzroy Falls, take an in-depth tour of HARS Aviation Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kiama Harbour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shellharbour trip maker tool.

Getting from Sydney to Shellharbour by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Shellharbour dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Shellharbour

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). See some other sides of Sydney: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning site.

Drive from Shellharbour to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Shellharbour in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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