12 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  22​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Sydney is 15 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 63°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Brisbane to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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