16 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a new perspective on things with Melbourne Boat Hire, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planner .

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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