21 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

21 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

7
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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Hawthorne Canal Reserve will thrill your kids. Spend the 27th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday planning website .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Munich to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Munich in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kids will enjoy Warrandyte State Park and Trin Warren Tam-boore. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Spend the 30th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
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.
Visit Adelaide Oval and Old Gum Tree Reserve for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Cleland Wildlife Park and Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Grant Burge Winery in Tanunda--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and let the kids burn off some steam at Thorndon Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tanunda, Thorndon Park, Old Gum Tree Reserve, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park

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