20 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

20 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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20 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

6
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 6th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planner .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in September, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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: wander the streets of The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Newstead House.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Brisbane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Moffat Beach, Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World
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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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