12 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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 Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. In July, Sydney is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane driving holiday planner .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and stop by Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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