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.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat, Sovereign Hill, & more), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll through Degraves Street, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

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. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 8 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ballarat, St Anne's Winery, Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach, Bells Beach
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Head National Park and Kings Beach. Shop till you drop at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). Spend the 19th (Fri) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Brisbane to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 22:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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