22 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Durham

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 11th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning website .

Durham, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Durham to Melbourne. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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 Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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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, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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