13 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

13 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Baden-Baden

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planner .

Baden-Baden, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Baden-Baden in February, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf, about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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