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: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: London

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor some retail therapy. Melbourne Museum and Buxton Contemporary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins St/Swanston St, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
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 17th (Sat): let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands and then have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Psychic Readings Twin Featherz ©
Psychic Readings Twin Featherz

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