10 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne Urban Adventures, Escape Discovery Adventures, and other attractions. Take a break from the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne journey builder tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Escape Discovery Adventures ©
Escape Discovery Adventures
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ©
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday builder site .

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 August, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Pelican Feeding. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach), Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and examine the collection at Opal Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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