23 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 11 nights
End: Sydney

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch), Rockford Winery (in Tanunda) and Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown). Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Adelaide sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major airport is Adelaide International Airport. December in Adelaide sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Tours, #Wineries

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Cleland Wildlife Park, Granite Island, Domain Day Cellar Door, Rockford Winery
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

11
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Taronga Zoo, The National Pass
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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