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

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Food Tours
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Marananga (Torbreck Wines, Tscharke's Place, & more), Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown) and Nuriootpa (Yelland & Papps & Wolf Blass). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Eden Valley
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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