21 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  156​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Lake Daylesford. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Ocean Beach, Lake Daylesford, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

4
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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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Falls and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Camp Cove, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Anzac Square, then browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and then take a stroll through West End.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Neighborhoods
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West End ©
West End
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland
Anzac Square ©
Anzac Square

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island
On the 12th (Tue), stroll through Eli Creek, then admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

Plan my day in Fraser Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dundowran Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay route builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mary Poppins Statue
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Mary Poppins Statue ©
Mary Poppins Statue

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 14th (Thu), explore the activities along Hill Inlet. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip planning tool .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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