12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne holiday maker tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

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Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road
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Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Must see
Bondi Beach
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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