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: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, make a trip to Block Arcade, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Frankfurt to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Frankfurt in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Main Beach (Sea World Theme Park & Marina Mirage). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane vacation tool .

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 September, things will get somewhat warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Main Beach, Dreamworld, Moffat Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World, Surfer's Paradise 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

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning website .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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