22 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: York
train + Fly:  29​h
1
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 10 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  26​h
End: York

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.
Attractions like Coolangatta Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kings Beach and Kirra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: SkyPoint Climb (in Surfers Paradise), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). On the 2nd (Mon), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's still lots to do: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, and take in the views from Story Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brisbane attractions planner.

York, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 29-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kings Beach, Bee Gees Way
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 4:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to A Maze'N Things and Lake Wendouree. Family-friendly places like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Lydiard Street), The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat) and Pulpit Rock (in Cape Schanck). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Pulpit Rock, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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