22 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Drive:  19​h
2
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Drive:  19​h
End: Brisbane

8
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kings Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Maroochydore (Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza & Maroochydore Beach), Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & MaisyMoo). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, view the masterpieces at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, stroll through Moffat Beach, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip planner .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Art on Cairncross
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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