21 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brisbane. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

9
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). There's much more to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 7:
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
nights
Melbourne

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 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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