15 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Auckland Central


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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane driving holiday planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland Central in November: highs in Brisbane hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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