16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol will thrill your kids. National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, stop by Readings Book Shop, and browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online road trip planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Melbourne, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in November; daily highs in Melbourne reach 73°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

Similar Plans

17 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Port Macquarie, Sydney & Broken Hill BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UKRAINE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans