Route & dates
32 days in Australia Itinerary
bus + Fly: 21h
Brisbane— 6 nights
Fly: 3h 45min
Sydney— 9 nights
Drive: 3h 15min
Canberra— 5 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Melbourne— 9 nights
Fly + bus: 22h 30min
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Australia's New World City
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.Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Montville (Kondalilla National Park & Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Kedron Brook Bikeway, and explore the galleries of Art on Cairncross.
To plan Brisbane vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
Tehran, Iran to Brisbane is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 6 hours. Traveling from Tehran in July, things will get cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Brisbane
Gold Coast, Montville, Art on Cairncross, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:
The Harbour City
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.Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Gledswood. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (in Katoomba). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.
For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip website .
You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Canberra.
Things to do in Sydney
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Bouddi National Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 15:
The Bush Capital
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian War Memorial and Strathnairn Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines (in Bredbo), Bungendore (Village Antiques & Bungendore Wood Works Gallery) and Tootsie (in Yass). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, steep yourself in history at Ginninderra Village, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, and make a trip to Mugga-Mugga Cottage.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra online tour planner .
Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.
Things to do in Canberra
Bungendore, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Tootsie, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
Australia's Garden City
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 the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and The Great Ocean Road. Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Buxton Contemporary. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: St Augustine's Church (in Creswick) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St.
To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip website .
Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in Melbourne
Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road, St Augustine's Church
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 29:
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