15 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Portland
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  31​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  27​h
End: Portland

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane sightseeing tool .

Portland, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Brisbane, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in May; daily highs in Brisbane reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 5th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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.
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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