20 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

7
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.
Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Marina Mirage (in Main Beach), Caloundra (Kings Beach & Bulcock Beach) and Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis (in Tanawha). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get much hotter in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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