21 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

21 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Kos Town, Kos
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Kos Town, Kos

4
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Newport Beach, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney route maker .

Kos Town, Greece to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kos Town to Sydney. While traveling from Kos Town, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Spend the 1st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore

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.
Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Marina Mirage (in Main Beach) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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