54 days in Brisbane Region, Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

54 days in Brisbane Region, Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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54 days in Brisbane Region, Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Penrith
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manly
— 9 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
North Sydney
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 15 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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 Brisbane with a short trip to Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Wed) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. On the 13th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online sightseeing planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Brisbane is 9 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Copenhagen in July, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Pine Rivers Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

12
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: Bilpin (Bilpin Springs Orchard & Pine Crest Orchard), Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, & more) and Blackheath (Day FIne Art, Gallery Blackheath, & more). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Nattai National Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the natural beauty at Windyridge Garden, delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and get outside with Trees Adventure Grose River Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brisbane to Penrith. Traveling from Brisbane in July, things will get little chillier in Penrith: highs are around 20°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Leura, Blue Mountains
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

9
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manly: Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head), Whale Beach (in Whale Beach) and Warrah Lookout (in Patonga). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nielsen Park, and admire all the interesting features of Watkins Orchard.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manly trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Penrith to Manly in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Penrith in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Manly, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to North Sydney.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney, Watkins Orchard, Warrah Lookout, Terrey Hills Par 3 Golf, Speers Point Park
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North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park

5
nights
North Sydney

North Sydney ©
North Sydney is a suburb and major district on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, Australia. Step out of North Sydney to go to Katoomba and see The Three Sisters, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, trek along Walking Trail To Chowder Bay, take in the architecture and design of Royal Art Society of NSW, and look for all kinds of wild species at Blues Point Reserve.

Plan my day in North Sydney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

North Sydney is just a short distance from Manly. In August in North Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in North Sydney

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Mosman, Clive Park, Blackman Park, The Three Sisters, Clarkes Point Reserve
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Balls Head Reserve ©
Balls Head Reserve

15
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 14th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, make a trip to Block Arcade, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from North Sydney to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from North Sydney in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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