24 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

24 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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24 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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

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 explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, let the kids burn off some steam at Cremorne Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online holiday planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Sydney. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Devilbend Natural Features Reserve (in Moorooduc), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Yea (Y Water Discovery Centre & Yea Wetlands). Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yea, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Jewish Holocaust Centre, The Great Ocean Road, Devilbend Natural Features Reserve
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
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.
South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia will appeal to museum buffs. Migration Museum and Adelaide Oval are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Hallett Cove Conservation Park in Hallett Cove, about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 10th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, let little ones run wild at Thorndon Park, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, and enjoy the sand and surf at Semaphore Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide road trip tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Old Gum Tree Reserve, Cleland Wildlife Park, Thorndon Park, Semaphore Beach, Hallett Cove Conservation Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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