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: Tel Aviv
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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 Eastern Beach Reserve. Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Lake Wendouree will get you outdoors. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Phillip Island Wildlife Park (in Cowes), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Art Gallery of Ballarat). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne journey maker .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Melbourne. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get much colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Churchill Island, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Buderim Forest Park. Get outdoors at Kings Beach and Obi Boardwalk. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Coolangatta to see Kirra Beach about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane route app .

You can 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 October, expect Brisbane to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, Gold Coast, Buderim Forest Park, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

10
nights
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Katoomba (The Giant Stairway, Wentworth Falls, & more). Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach, Govetts Leap, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 15:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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