17 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

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.
Kids will enjoy Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf, about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 21st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, grab your bike and head to Adelaide Park Lands, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online tour planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Adelaide. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in April; daily highs in Adelaide reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Royal Botanic Gardens and Werribee Open Range Zoo will thrill your kids. Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Manly Beach, engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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