26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Foot + Fly:  26 h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly + Foot:  28 h
End: Birmingham

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 to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 23rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip site .

Birmingham, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in December, expect nights in Melbourne to be somewhat warmer, around 14°C, while days are warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Sydney Harbour National Park, The National Pass
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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