15 days in Brisbane & Adelaide Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane & Adelaide Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kondalilla Falls and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visiting Bulcock Beach and St Helena Island National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Flame Hill Vineyard (in Montville), Gardners Falls (in Maleny) and Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park). There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, have some family-friendly fun at BOUNCEinc Tingalpa, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and wander the streets of West End.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip app .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Montville, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Gardners Falls
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 26:
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Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Gorge Wildlife Park and Waterfall Gully. You'll get in some beach time at Henley Beach and Maslin Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Hahndorf Hill Winery (in Hahndorf), Riesling Trail (in Clare) and Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs, learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Belair National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Adelaide in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, Adelaide is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Michael Perry Botanic Reserve, Smith Brothers Walking Trail, Maslin Beach, Aldinga Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:
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Skydiving
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

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