24 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

24 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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24 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and make a splash at Booran Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

11
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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Australia Zoo (in Beerwah), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and MaisyMoo (in Caloundra). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Australia Zoo, Aqua Fun Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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