19 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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19 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Museum of Brisbane. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo), Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach and stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Brisbane is 10 hours. In March, Brisbane is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Chenrezig Institute, Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Old Safety Deposit Building for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, hunt for treasures at Degraves Street, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Brisbane in March, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

St Kilda, The Great Ocean Road
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Brett Whiteley Studio. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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