21 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Brisbane Region Itinerary

21 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25 h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: London

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Lincoln's Rock, Sydney Harbour National Park, Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay), Pokolbin (Peterson House, Ivanhoe Wines, &more) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Speers Point Park, examine the collection at Miss Porter's House, let little ones run wild at Blackbutt Reserve, and see Off-Road Tours.

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You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Newcastle sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Off-Road Tours, Ernest Hill Wines, Tomaree Head, Speers Point Park
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Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

5
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Newcastle to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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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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