8 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Auckland Central

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland Central in April since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
days
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane journey planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Brisbane reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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