11 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
drive:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tamborine Mountain and West End. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queen Street Mall and Boggo Road Gaol. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Tamborine to see Cuckoo Clock Nest about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, and kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker site .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, you will find days in Brisbane are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Tamborine Mountain, Cuckoo Clock Nest
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Tamborine Mountain ©
Tamborine Mountain
West End ©
West End

2
nights
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Billich Gallery. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the exciting artwork at Ambush Gallery, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney journey planner .

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 August, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Get some cultural insight at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Central. Visiting Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Daylesford to see The Mill Markets about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Degraves Street, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ballarat, The Mill Markets
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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