20 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

20 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Zurich

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Narrabeen to see Narrabeen Lagoon State Park about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Zurich to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Narrabeen Lagoon State Park
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 19th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and McLaren Vale (Primo Estate & Fox Creek Wines). Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Cleland Wildlife Park, 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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