19 days in Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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

4
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 Brisbane's surroundings by going to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's still lots to do: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World Theme Park
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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

5
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, and explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip maker website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, you will find days in Canberra are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are colder (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in June since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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