17 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  22 h 30 min
End: New York City

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online vacation planner.

New York City, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Melbourne is 15 hours. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, walk around Callan Park, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online tour planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online travel route planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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