10 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Auckland

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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online day trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Auckland to Brisbane, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Brisbane, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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