19 days in Sydney, Mooloolaba & Brisbane Itinerary

19 days in Sydney, Mooloolaba & Brisbane Itinerary

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19 days in Sydney, Mooloolaba & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mooloolaba
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Curitiba

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take a stroll through The Rocks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Curitiba to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

7
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Explore hidden gems such as Mooloolaba Beach and SunJet Simulations. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Conondale National Park (in Kenilworth), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Maleny (Obi Boardwalk, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Mooloolaba trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Mooloolaba in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Marcoola Beach, Glass House Mountains National Park, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Conondale National Park
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

3
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 hidden gems such as New Farm River Walk and West End. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at D'Aguilar National Park. There's more to do: stroll around New Farm Park and examine the collection at Opal Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Getting from Mooloolaba to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Museums
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D'Aguilar National Park ©
D'Aguilar National Park
New Farm Park ©
New Farm Park
West End ©
West End

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