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: Tromso
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Tromso

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kirra Beach and Kings Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). Spend the 14th (Fri) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and admire the sheer force of Buderim Forest Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

Tromso, Norway to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Tromso in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Maleny, Scuba & Snorkeling, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 18:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Palm Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Werri Beach (in Gerringong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Terrigal, Shelly Beach, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 29:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

12
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Somers Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Bells Beach. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). Spend the 5th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Healesville Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torquay, Eastern Beach Reserve, Somers Beach, 13th Beach, Ocean Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 10:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve

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