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 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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.
Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Head to Brett Whiteley Studio and Gannon House Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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 much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Point Reserve, and pick up some local products at Danks Street Produce Merchants.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner .

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park
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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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston Stfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to The Great Ocean Road and Koala Conservation Centre. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to 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. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier 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, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Australian Print Workshop
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Art on Cairncross and Downtown Caloundra. We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: 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 much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, hunt for treasures at Eat Street Northshore, examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum, and browse the different shops at Kawana Shoppingworld.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up 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, Kawana Shoppingworld, Art on Cairncross, Opals Down Under
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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 ©
On the 15th (Sat), stop by Sydney Fish Market, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Shark Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and finally take a stroll through Central Business District. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Bouddi National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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 Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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