22 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Zurich

4
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and walk around Roma Street Parkland.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip maker .

Zurich, Switzerland to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Brisbane. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in January; daily highs in Brisbane reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Coast, SunJet Simulations
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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