22 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Berlin

5
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.
Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. Head to Sydney Fish Market and The Rocks Marketsfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House.

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Berlin, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, snap pictures at Story Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel planner.

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 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Degraves Street and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, and stroll through Sandridge Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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