16 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Zurich
drive:  24​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a stroll through North Terrace.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Adelaide is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get much hotter in Adelaide: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Henley Beach
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North Terrace ©
North Terrace

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.
On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, then stroll through Brighton Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

10
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Palm Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Shelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wanda Beach (in Cronulla), Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Giant Stairway, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach, Terrigal Beach, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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