15 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Melbourne, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Melbourne is little chillier than Johannesburg - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

8
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.
Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Caloundra (Kings Beach & Bulcock Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and explore the world behind art at GOMA.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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