22 days in Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam


6
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.
Relax by the water at Carrickalinga Beach and Morgan Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Horseshoe Bay and Cleland Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Blowhole Beach (in Delamere), Goolwa Beach (in Goolwa) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). Dedicate the 21st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, stroll through West Beach, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip planning website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Adelaide is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect nights in Adelaide to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg Pier, Morgan Beach, Henley Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

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 get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Cowes Beach. Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and Werribee Open Range Zoo. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Cape Woolamai Beach, Cowes Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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