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
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

8
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 Ballarat Wildlife Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Family-friendly places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Y Water Discovery Centre will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Daylesford (Spas & Wellness & The Mill Markets) and The Green Store (in Trentham). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Frankfurt, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Ballarat, Sorrento Back Beach, Healesville Sanctuary, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Burleigh Head National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. Visit Kirra Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters), Surfers Paradise Golf Club (in Clear Island Waters) and Japanache (in Southport). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eat Street Northshore, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Caloundra, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 5:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Palm Beach. Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stop by Sydney Fish Market, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning website .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Palm Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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