20 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  29​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Porto

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 Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip app .

Porto, Portugal to Brisbane is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Porto to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World Theme Park, Moffat Beach
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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

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: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder website .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 19th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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