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: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Moffat Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Brisbane, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney visit planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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 get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Somers Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 13th Beach and McCrae Beach. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Somers Beach, McCrae Beach, 13th Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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