13 days in Brisbane Region, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Brisbane Region, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Brisbane Region, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Let the collections at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and GOMA capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo), Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore) and Wolston Farmhouse (in Wacol). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands and take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 18 hours. In November, Brisbane is warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Chenrezig Institute, Wolston Farmhouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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 St. Kilda Beach and Warrandyte State Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and The Junk Company. Spend the 1st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Clovelly, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Wildlife
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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