9 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

9 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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

2
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.
Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

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Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip app .

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 March, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Ocean Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
On the next day, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then don't miss a visit to Boggo Road Gaol, and then take in the views from Story Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Dicky Beach
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Boggo Road Gaol ©
Boggo Road Gaol
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Albert Street Uniting Church ©
Albert Street Uniting Church

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