25 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

25 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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25 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  26​h
End: Birmingham

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker .

Birmingham, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Sydney is 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

7
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 The Great Ocean Road and Koala Conservation Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Phillip Island Wildlife Park (in Cowes) and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor). Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, The Great Ocean Road, Australian Print Workshop, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Art on Cairncross and The Henderson Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach), Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery (in Southport) and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, hunt for treasures at Eat Street Northshore, look for gifts at Opals Down Under, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Art on Cairncross, Opals Down Under, Kawana Shoppingworld
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Shark Island, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and finally take a stroll through Central Business District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Bouddi National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bouddi National Park
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Bouddi National Park ©
Bouddi National Park
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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