21 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning website.

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 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

9
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: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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