11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  26 h
End: New York City

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.
On the 10th (Sun), walk around South Bank Parklands and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane online driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

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Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Parliament House of Victoria, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 63°F and lows reach 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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