17 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 14 nights
Drive:  19​h
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
End: Brisbane

14
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 Kryal Castle and Ocean Beach will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat), Portsea (Portsea Back Beach & Point Nepean National Park) and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Portsea, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Steiglitz, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Portsea Back Beach ©
Portsea Back Beach
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). On the next day, appreciate the history behind Anzac Square and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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