21 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 20th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Edinburgh, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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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