19 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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19 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 14th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel route planner.

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manchester to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). The adventure continues: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, laugh and play at Wheel of Brisbane, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and stop by Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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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

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