17 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour builder .

Bangkok, Thailand to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Melbourne is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney travel route builder tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and contemplate the long history of Newstead House.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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