14 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Durham

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

Durham, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durham in October, with highs in Melbourne at 69°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Granite Island and Cleland Wildlife Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sevenhill Cellars and South Australian Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf), Tanunda (Pindarie Winery & Chateau Tanunda) and Riesling Trail (in Clare). Dedicate the 23rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenelg Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Adelaide, and do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide travel itinerary planner .

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 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Tanunda, Clare, McLaren Vale, ISKCON Adelaide, Granite Island
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Giant Stairway). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney holiday builder app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in October, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Lincoln's Rock
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

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