26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

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26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 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
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Travel:  14​h 30​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  156​h
End: Manchester

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Do your shopping at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and Degraves Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Anglesea Surf Centre (in Anglesea), Overwrought Garden Art (in Blampied) and The Mill Markets (in Daylesford). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, revel in the low prices at DFO South Wharf, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, things will get much warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Overwrought Garden Art, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Anglesea Surf Centre, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Mill Markets ©
The Mill Markets

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Bay Tree Gallery and Wentworth Falls. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, stop by Opal Minded, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Bay Tree Gallery, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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 12th (Tue): get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kirra Beach and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Head to Robina Town Shopping Centre and Sanctuary Marketsfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, stop by Miami Marketta, and stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Gold Coast. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

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