22 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  29​h
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly + train:  26​h
End: Bristol


7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroochydore Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Visit Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Coolangatta Beach (in Coolangatta), Maleny Dairies (in Maleny) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). Spend the 24th (Tue) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kings Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulcock Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 29-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Brisbane is 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Maleny, Buderim Forest Park, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 25:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Geelong (Barwon Grange & St Mary of the Angels), Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park (in Chewton) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Daylesford, identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, enjoy the sea views from Cape Schanck Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Geelong, Queenscliff, Cape Schanck, Portsea, Brighton Beach
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 6:
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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