19 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Dublin

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and take in the exciting artwork at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane vacation tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Dublin in January, things will get much warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia Zoo, Dicky Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 21st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder website .

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Brisbane in January, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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