15 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  19​h
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
End: Sydney

3
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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

6
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Brisbane in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Shelly Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sydney Observatory, identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Cockatoo Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Highlights from your plan
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Cockatoo Island ©
Cockatoo Island
Sydney Observatory ©
Sydney Observatory

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