20 days in Brisbane Region & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Brisbane Region & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Brisbane Region & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Lamington National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Macleay Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
5
Moreton Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 15​min
6
Bribie Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Berlin

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Buderim Forest Park. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, appreciate the history behind Bee Gees Way, and steep yourself in history at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

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Berlin, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kondalilla Falls, Buderim Forest Park, Australia Zoo, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maroochydore Beach
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

1
night
Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at O'Reillys Birds of Prey, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Darlington Park.

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Traveling by car from Brisbane to Lamington National Park takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Darlington Park
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Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk ©

1
night
Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Dalpura Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cleveland Point Light, see the interesting displays at Redland Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Victoria Point Reserve, and finally view the masterpieces at Kara-Mia's Mosaics.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Macleay Island trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Lamington National Park to Macleay Island in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Macleay Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleveland, Victoria Point Reserve
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Victoria Point Reserve ©
Victoria Point Reserve
Kara-Mia's Mosaics ©
Kara-Mia's Mosaics
Redland Museum ©
Redland Museum

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Brown Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Frenchman's Beach, take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Amity Point Jetty. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, then explore the activities along Myora Springs Conservation Area, and finally stroll through Cylinder Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the North Stradbroke Island visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Macleay Island to North Stradbroke Island takes 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

1
night
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head outdoors with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding and then head off the coast to Moreton Island.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moreton Island trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Moreton Island takes 6 hours. April in Moreton Island sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island

3
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Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Bongaree Beach and Woorim Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sylvan Beach and Banksia Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bribie Island day trip planner .

Getting from Moreton Island to Bribie Island by car takes about 4 hours. In April in Bribie Island, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ferryman Cruises ©
Ferryman Cruises
BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire
Bribie Island Golf Club ©
Bribie Island Golf Club

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Eastern Beach Reserve. Get outdoors at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Bells Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ocean Beach (in Nelson), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford). Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Degraves Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bribie Island to Melbourne. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bribie Island in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Bells Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Lake Daylesford, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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