18 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

18 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  19​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Sydney

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, look for all kinds of wild species at Warrandyte State Park, and contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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