9 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Auckland

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brisbane, use our trip itinerary maker.

Auckland, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Brisbane, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: highs in Sydney hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
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, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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