32 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

32 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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32 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

9
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.
Popular historic sites such as Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Tugun Beach (in Tugun) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach, Kings Beach, & more). Spend the 2nd (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroochydore Beach, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Queensland Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online road trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Brisbane, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in February: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Ipswich, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 7:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National Pass and The Rocks. Visit Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Barrenjoey Lighthouse for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Blue Mountains Cultural Centre), Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Wollongong (Nan Tien Temple & Wollongong Head Lighthouse). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Wollongong, Katoomba, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 16:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Parkfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and ArtVo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Garden Estate, and get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Brighton Beach, William Ricketts Sanctuary
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 27:
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

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