27 days in Brisbane Region, Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

27 days in Brisbane Region, Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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27 days in Brisbane Region, Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Taipei
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Darlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  4​h
3
Manly
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
End: Taipei

2
nights
Darlington

Darlington ©
Attractions like O'Reillys Birds of Prey and Green Mountain Camp Site make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Lamington National Park and Darlington Park.

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Taipei, Taiwan to Darlington is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Taipei to Darlington. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Taipei in July, with highs in Darlington at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Darlington

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lamington National Park
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Lamington National Park ©
Lamington National Park
Darlington Park ©
Darlington Park
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6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Daisy Hill Conservation Park. Family-friendly places like Circus Arts and Wheel of Brisbane will thrill your kids. On the 10th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Darlington to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Manly.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Daisy Hill Conservation Park
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Daisy Hill Conservation Park ©
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

6
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Visiting Taronga Zoo and North Head Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Attractions like Shelly Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Manly's surroundings by going to Narrabeen Lagoon State Park (in Narrabeen) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, stroll through Nielsen Park, explore the activities along Parsley Bay Reserve, and get outside with Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Swim Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manly day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Brisbane to Manly in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manly: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosman, Sydney, Long Reef Point, 4 Pines Brookvale Truck Bar, Palm Beach
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Parsley Bay Reserve ©
Parsley Bay Reserve

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Melbourne Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Cowes (Tyde & Koala Conservation Centre) and The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manly in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, The Nobbies Centre, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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