16 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Art on Cairncross. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Australia Fair Shopping Centre (in Southport). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane visit website .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Manchester to Brisbane, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in January; daily highs in Brisbane reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Art on Cairncross, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Captain Cook Highway
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

6
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 Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary maker .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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