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58 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary
Brisbane— 18 nights
Fly: 3h 45min
Sydney— 20 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Melbourne— 17 nights
Australia's New World City
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.You'll explore and learn at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Queensland Maritime Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Greenmount Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling, Point Cartwright, & more), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 2nd (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane 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. Traveling from London to Brisbane, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Brisbane
Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Coloured Sands
Find places to stay Jun 17 — Jul 5:
The Harbour City
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.Do your shopping at The Rocks Markets and Billich Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The National Pass and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wollongong (Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Breakwater Battery Military Museum, & more), HARS Aviation Museum (in Albion Park Rail) and Katoomba (The Giant Stairway, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Bronte Beach.
To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner.
Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.
Things to do in Sydney
Katoomba, Wollongong, Manly, Kiama, Bowral
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 25:
Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.Get some cultural insight at Australian Centre for the Moving Image and National Gallery of Victoria. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and ArtVo. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Geelong (National Wool Museum & Eastern Beach Reserve), Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary (in Barwon Heads) and Torquay (Bells Beach & The Great Ocean Road). Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Rye Beach, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.
To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning tool .
Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Melbourne
Torquay, Marysville, Ventnor, Ballarat, Daylesford
Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 11:
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