25 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

25 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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25 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

7
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.
Relax by the water at Kings Beach and Kirra Beach. Get some cultural insight at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Anthea Polson Art. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Spas (in Caloundra), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect Brisbane to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Scuba & Snorkeling, Maroochydore Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Store Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Catani Gardens for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Ballarat Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Dell Picnic Area (in Clifton Springs), Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Lake Wendouree) and Daylesford (Stony Creek Gallery & Lake Daylesford). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Front Beach, and learn about winemaking at Captains Creek Organic Wines.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, Catani Gardens, Fishing Charters & Tours, Sorrento Front Beach
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Spas
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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