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: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Beach and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fingal Head Lighthouse and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Venture out of the city with trips to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters), Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina) and Coolangatta (Kirra Beach & Coolangatta Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, stroll through Moffat Beach, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Brisbane is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Ahmedabad in April, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

7
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 some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls and Manly Scenic Walkway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub (in Springwood), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Justice & Police Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and St Paul's Cathedral. Visit Bells Beach and St. Kilda Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Lake Wendouree) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and look for gifts at Hyland's bookshop.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach, Bells Beach, Split Point Lighthouse, Eastern Beach Reserve
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach