22 days in Brisbane Region, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Brisbane Region, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Brisbane Region, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bribie Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Guangzhou

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Queen Street Mall and Eat Street Northshore. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Brisbane and Orion Springfield Central. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and browse for treasures at Relove Oxley.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planning tool .

Guangzhou, China to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Guangzhou to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Guangzhou in February; daily highs in Brisbane reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Orion Springfield Central
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Eat Street Northshore ©
Eat Street Northshore

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Frenchman's Beach, take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, and then kick back and relax at Amity Point Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): have fun and explore at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, then explore the activities along Brown Lake, then take in the waterfront at Amity Point Jetty, and finally kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our North Stradbroke Island day trip app .

You can drive from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cylinder Beach ©
Cylinder Beach
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake

3
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre and Bribie Island Seaside Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sylvan Beach and Woorim Beach.

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Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Bribie Island takes 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Bribie Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire
Ferryman Cruises ©
Ferryman Cruises
Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

5
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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Blue Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wanda Beach (in Cronulla) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Bribie Island to Sydney with the Route module. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wanda Beach, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Central are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat), Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen) and Daylesford (Spas & Wellness & The Mill Markets). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Healesville Sanctuary, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Spas & Wellness
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary

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