30 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

30 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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30 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Sydney
— 12 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday maker app .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

12
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and look and learn at Sydney Observatory.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like CC's Croc Connections and Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane will thrill your kids. Spend the 31st (Sat) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Opal Museum, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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