8 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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

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.
Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Brisbane at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

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

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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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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