28 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

28 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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28 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Phillip Island Wildlife Park) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 23rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne journey planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. When traveling from London in March, plan for much hotter days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cowes, Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, Kalang Park, Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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.
Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Caloundra Lighthouses and Nepalese Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: SkyPoint Observation Deck (in Surfers Paradise) and Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling, SunJet Simulations, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online journey builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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