22 days in Melbourne, Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne, Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Melbourne, Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

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.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

Plan my day in Melbourne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, things will get much hotter in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

3
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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take a stroll through Queen Street Mall, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and cruise along Captain Cook Highway.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

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 March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

1
night
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Frenchman's Beach, then take some stellar pictures from North Gorge Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Amity Point Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our North Stradbroke Island trip planner .

Drive from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island in 3.5 hours. In March in North Stradbroke Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

8
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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and The Rocks Markets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Stradbroke Island to Sydney. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park, Bilgola Beach, Congwong Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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