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: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Central and Parliament House of Victoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Cowes (Cowes Beach & Grumpys Crazy Golf). Dedicate the 16th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip tool .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Melbourne is much warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Wentworth Falls. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & The National Pass) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Buderim Forest Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Ilnam Winery (in Carool). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and get a sense of history and politics at City Hall.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brisbane travel route website .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Ilnam Winery, Buderim Forest Park, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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