54 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

54 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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54 days in Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 27 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 24 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Frankfurt

27
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands). Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 23rd (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Melbourne. While traveling from Frankfurt, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, The Nobbies Centre, Cape Woolamai Beach, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

24
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, meet the residents at Australia Zoo, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

Plan trip to Brisbane with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maleny, Warana
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 29:
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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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