12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  14​h 30​min
End: Boracay

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Boracay, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 14-hour combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Boracay to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Boracay in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Giulians. Get in touch with nature at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stop by Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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