8 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  32​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then shop like a local with Queen Street Mall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Brisbane is 2 hours. In December, Brisbane is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Tamborine Mountain
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
Tamborine Mountain ©
Tamborine Mountain
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Melbourne Museum and St. Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Dandenong Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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