25 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

25 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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25 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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

12
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coolangatta Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta), Montville (Fudgyboombahs, Kondalilla Falls, & more) and SkyPoint Climb (in Surfers Paradise). Spend the 17th (Sat) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's much more to do: hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, hunt for treasures at Eat Street Northshore, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online itinerary builder .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Montville, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kings Beach, Bee Gees Way
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Distillery Tours
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

12
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to St Patrick's Cathedral (in Ballarat), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Daylesford (The Mill Markets & Lake Daylesford). Dedicate the 5th (Thu) 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, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation maker website .

Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, Daylesford, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moon Dog Craft Brewery
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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