28 days in Brisbane Region, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

28 days in Brisbane Region, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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28 days in Brisbane Region, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Museum of Brisbane and Queensland Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at State Library Of Queensland, walk around South Bank Parklands, shop like a local with Queen Street Mall, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Dolphin & Whale Watching
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

10
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and St. Mary's Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Bowral (Dirty Janes Bowral, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, & more), Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, & more) and Berrima District Museum (in Berrima). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bowral, Bondi, Terrigal, Berrima District Museum
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Federation Square and SpellBox. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Brighton Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong), Bendigo (La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo Art Gallery, & more) and Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and kick back and relax at Bells Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bendigo, Marysville, Torquay, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery

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