8 days in Brisbane Region, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane Region, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane Region, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Wellington


1
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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 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along The Brisbane River and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker website .

Wellington, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Wellington in January, expect Brisbane to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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