32 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

32 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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32 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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

14
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like William Ricketts Sanctuary and ArtVo. Shop till you drop at Collins St/Swanston St and Emporium Melbourne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin) and Torquay (Surfcoastimages Gallery & Bells Beach). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, kick back and relax at Rye Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Torquay, Ballarat, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Michael Leeworthy Gallery, William Ricketts Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate

7
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.
Head to The Rocks Markets and Blue Mountains Cultural Centrefor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Wollongong Head Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops), Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Bilpin Cider Company, The National Pass, Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and St. John's Anglican Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buderim Forest Park and Maroochydore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Coolangatta (Kirra Beach & Saint Augustine's Catholic Church), Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach) and Marina Mirage (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, see the interesting displays at Queensland Maritime Museum, and wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Store of Requirement, Buderim Forest Park, Maroochydore Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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