16 days in Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online tour itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Adelaide is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 8 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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