24 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

24 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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24 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Opal Minded. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney itinerary maker .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Congwong Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Shrine of Remembrance and Trinity College Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Do your shopping at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane driving holiday planner .

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 November; daily highs in Brisbane reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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