21 days in South Australia, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

21 days in South Australia, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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21 days in South Australia, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Salzburg
Fly:  28​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Elliot
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Greenock
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Salzburg

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Adelaide Central Market and Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner. Rundle Mall and North Terrace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see The Cedars in Hahndorf, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, and kick back and relax at West Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary maker tool .

Salzburg, Austria to Adelaide is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Salzburg to Adelaide, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Salzburg in December; daily highs in Adelaide reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Elliot.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Cedars
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The Cedars ©
The Cedars
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
National Wine Centre of Australia ©
National Wine Centre of Australia

1
night
Port Elliot

Port Elliot ©
Port Elliot is a town in South Australia toward the eastern end of the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): head off the coast to Granite Island, then kick back and relax at Boomer Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Elliot vacation site .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Port Elliot takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Elliot can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Greenock.

Things to do in Port Elliot

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Granite Island
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Boomer Beach ©
Boomer Beach
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

2
nights
Greenock

Greenock ©
On the 18th (Tue), do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, then learn about winemaking at Langmeil Winery, then learn about winemaking at Thorn-Clarke Wines, and finally pause for some photo ops at Barossa Sculpture Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Tscharke's Place, then learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, and finally admire the striking features of Seppeltsfield Mausoleum.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Greenock itinerary maker .

Getting from Port Elliot to Greenock by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Greenock, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Greenock

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Angaston, Seppeltsfield, Tscharke's Place, Langmeil Winery
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Visit Justice & Police Museum and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Greenock to Sydney with the Route module. Traveling from Greenock 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 Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bilgola Beach, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, have fun at South Bank Parklands, stroll through Moffat Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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