22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & The National Pass) and Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson). There's much more to do: stop by Sydney Fish Market, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Wildlife
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

8
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 Burleigh Head National Park will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Kondalilla National Park (in Montville), Maleny (Art on Cairncross & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip site .

Fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Kondalilla National Park, Moffat Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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