22 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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22 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

10
nights
Melbourne

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 to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 27th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online journey maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Melbourne. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in November; daily highs in Melbourne reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, stroll through Bondi Beach, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea World Theme Park, Brisbane Whale Watching and Dolphin Wild Island Cruise. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Brisbane Whale Watching, Sea World Theme Park
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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

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