16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains, The Three Sisters, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney route planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lincoln's Rock
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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 4th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take a memorable tour with Tours, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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.
Step out of Adelaide to go to Hahndorf and see The Cedars, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip builder site .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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