35 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

35 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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35 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
Fly:  29​h
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 12 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 3rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online tour itinerary maker .

Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & The Giant Stairway). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Sydney Harbour National Park, Gallery Blackheath
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

12
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 out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Australia Zoo, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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