12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Fitzroy Gardens will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Chinese Garden of Friendship. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane itinerary planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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