60 days in Sydney, Greater Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

60 days in Sydney, Greater Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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60 days in Sydney, Greater Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Eltham
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Melton
— 13 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 16 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

15
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 hidden gems such as Kiama Blowhole and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Bouddi National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Starfish Education Centre (in Kiama), Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout, Lincoln's Rock, & more) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, stroll through Manly Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney tour builder website .

Atlanta, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Eltham.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Mosman, Blackheath, Kiama
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 25:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

13
nights
Eltham

Eltham ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mulberry Hill National Trust and Stonehouse Gallery and Shop. Take a break from the city and head to Kinglake National Park and Woodlands Historic Park. Explore Eltham's surroundings by going to Mount Waverley (Valley Reserve & Damper Creek Reserve), Bright Moon Buddhist Society (in Springvale) and Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary (in Beaumaris). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Bicentennial Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eltham online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Eltham. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get little chillier in Eltham: highs are around 56°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melton.

Things to do in Eltham

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Warrandyte, Chelsea, Mount Waverley, Ringwood, Langwarrin
Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 7:
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Kinglake National Park ©
Kinglake National Park
Chelsea Beach ©
Chelsea Beach
Lakewood Nature Reserve ©
Lakewood Nature Reserve

13
nights
Melton

Melton ©
Melton is an urban area within metropolitan Melbourne, Australia located 35 km west from the capital's central business district. Visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to RAAF Museum and K Road Cliffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melton: Werribee (B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia, Heathdale Glen Orden Wetlands, & more), Presidents Park (in Wyndham Vale) and Altona (Cheetham Wetlands, The 100 Steps of Federation, & more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Melton Botanic Garden, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Organ Pipes National Park, do a tasting at Craiglee Vineyard, and relax in the rural setting at Animal Land Children's Farm.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melton sightseeing planner .

Drive from Eltham to Melton in an hour. In August in Melton, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee, Altona, Bacchus Marsh, Point Cook, Organ Pipes National Park
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 20:
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Altona Beach ©
Altona Beach
Organ Pipes National Park ©
Organ Pipes National Park

16
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Kings Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Coolangatta (Kirra Beach & Coolangatta Beach), Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Obi Boardwalk) and Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. On the 3rd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Main Range National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melton to Brisbane. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melton in August; daily highs in Brisbane reach 71°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Caloundra, Montville, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Aug 20 — Sep 5:
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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