16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Melbourne — 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 5th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 6 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 4 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise (Surfers Paradise Beach & Infinity Attraction). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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