35 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

35 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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35 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Berlin

10
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coolangatta Beach and Kings Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kirra Beach and Bulcock Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina). Spend the 11th (Sun) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Caloundra, Bee Gees Way, Maroochydore Beach
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

10
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Terrigal Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bouddi National Park (in Killcare), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The Crommelin Native Arboretum (in Pearl Beach). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

The Crommelin Native Arboretum, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach, Sam Fiszman Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Eastern Beach Reserve will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Geelong Botanical Gardens (in Geelong), Daylesford (Lake Daylesford & The Mill Markets) and Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cowes, Ballarat, Geelong, Daylesford, Pulpit Rock
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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