27 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

27 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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27 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

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.
Head to Kawana Shoppingworld and Pacific Fair Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Opals Down Under (in Glenview), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery (in Southport). There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, snap pictures at Goodwill Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Before you visit Brisbane, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Toronto, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-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 Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 15 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in November: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Opals Down Under, Kawana Shoppingworld
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

8
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the galleries of Brett Whiteley Studio, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

10
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 The White Room Interiorsfor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trip

St Kilda
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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