20 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
train + Fly:  31​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  27​h
End: Nottingham

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Victoria Bridge Abutment. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planning app .

Nottingham, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Nottingham in March, things will get much hotter in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

7
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.
You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and White Rabbit Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online day trip planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, get interesting insight from Melbourne Boat Hire, and kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne route planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 13:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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