19 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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19 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 29th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 26th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Melbourne. When traveling from Auckland Central in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

9
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.
Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Kings Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Marina Mirage (in Main Beach), MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip site .

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 23°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 10:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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