15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
3
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: London

5
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.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Kiama Blowhole and Shelly Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and trek along Manly Scenic Walkway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Kiama Blowhole
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Victoria and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Zoo. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Degraves Street, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Brighton Beach and Henley Beach. South Australian Museum and Rockford Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf), Chateau Tanunda (in Tanunda) and Victor Harbor (Kaiki Walk - Granite Island & Granite Island). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier, get your bearings at State Library of South Australia, and get a taste of the local shopping with North Terrace.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Tanunda, Cleland Wildlife Park, Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door, Brighton Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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