13 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online itinerary planner.

Adelaide to Brisbane is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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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, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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