Route & dates
Fly: 21 h
Brisbane— 6 nights
Fly: 3 h 45 min
Sydney— 9 nights
Drive: 3 h 15 min
Canberra— 5 nights
Fly: 3 h 30 min
Melbourne— 9 nights
Fly: 22 h 30 min
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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.Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Scuba & Snorkeling. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Venture out of the city with trips to Montville (Kondalilla National Park & Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith), Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Birrunga Gallery & Dining, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and browse for treasures at Relove Oxley.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
Tehran, Iran to Brisbane is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Brisbane is 6.5 hours. Traveling from Tehran in July, expect Brisbane to be colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Brisbane
Gold Coast, Montville, Scuba & Snorkeling, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Art on Cairncross
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:
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.Museum-lovers will appreciate Brett Whiteley Studio and ATTY Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (in Katoomba) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, browse the fresh offerings at Danks Street Produce Merchants, visit Darling Harbour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning site.
Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.
Things to do in Sydney
Pulpit Rock Lookout, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 15:
The Bush Capital
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.For shopping fun, head to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery or Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines. Get in touch with nature at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. Explore Canberra's surroundings by going to Village Antiques (in Bungendore) and Tootsie (in Yass). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, view the masterpieces at PhotoAccess, and explore the galleries of Drill Hall Gallery.
Make your Canberra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, Canberra is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.
Things to do in Canberra
Bungendore, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Tootsie, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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.Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and Sovereign Hill. Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Melbourne to go to Creswick and see St Augustine's Church, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, explore the world behind art at Buxton Contemporary, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.
To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route planner.
You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 6°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Melbourne
The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill, St Augustine's Church
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 29:
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