13 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Melbourne. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, then wander the streets of Rundle Mall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Adelaide are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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