9 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip app .

Honolulu, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 20 hours traveling from Honolulu to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Noosa Chocolate Factory ©
Noosa Chocolate Factory

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online travel planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Brisbane in March, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the galleries of ATTY Gallery, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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