8 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane journey builder site .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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