12 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Chennai

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, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

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Chennai, India to Brisbane is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Parliament House of Victoria, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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