14 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Tucson

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and St Paul's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tucson, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Tucson to Melbourne. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tucson in January, with highs in Melbourne at 81°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River will get you outdoors. Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel) and Cathedral Square will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at GOMA.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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