16 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Hamburg

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Barwon Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Bells Beach (in Torquay), Ballarat (The Gold Museum, Kryal Castle, & more) and Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford). The adventure continues: stroll through Healesville Sanctuary, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and explore the activities along Yarra River.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip site .

Hamburg, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Melbourne is 9 hours. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Barwon Park, Bells Beach, Healesville Sanctuary
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Spas & Wellness

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.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane journey maker app .

Fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolangatta, Burleigh Head National Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, then stroll through Shelly Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney holiday builder .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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