18 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
2
Sydney
— 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Art Gallery and Nepalese Pagoda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Moffat Beach (in Caloundra) and Coolangatta Beach (in Coolangatta). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and try out the rides at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane sightseeing planner.

Hyderabad, India to Brisbane is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in March: highs in Brisbane hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

5
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.
Visit The Rocks and Chinese Garden of Friendship for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Vaucluse House. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Melbourne General Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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