13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Chennai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in April, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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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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