26 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

26 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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26 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

9
nights
Melbourne

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 Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne route builder .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. When traveling from Manchester in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary builder app .

Fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Warner Bros. Movie World, Moffat Beach, Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

9
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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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