17 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

2
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 some cultural insight at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queen Street Mall. There's much more to do: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Brett Whiteley Studio and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Shrine of Remembrance and FortyFiveDownstairs will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, take in the exciting artwork at Buxton Contemporary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planning website .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Melbourne Museum
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Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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