36 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

36 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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36 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

8
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: Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planner.

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Australia Zoo, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Kondalilla Falls
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 12:
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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

11
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout, The Three Sisters, & more). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Gallery Blackheath, Sydney Harbour National Park, Lincoln's Rock, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 23:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

13
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 29th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip 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. In June, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jun 23 — Jul 6:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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