8 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
On the 7th (Sun), kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach and then step off the mainland to explore St Helena Island National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online sightseeing planner .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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St Helena Island National Park
St Helena Island National Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dandenong Ranges National Park and Yarra River. Take a break from the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and Eastern Beach Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to National Wool Museum in Geelong (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Italian Museum and Historical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning website .

Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in July, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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