28 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

28 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

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28 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Hamburg

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 some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Pearcedale to see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hamburg to Melbourne. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

8
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.
Shop till you drop at Thorn-Clarke Wines and Kies Family Wines. Visiting Cleland Wildlife Park and Hallett Cove Conservation Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley), Maggie Beer's Farm Shop (in Nuriootpa) and Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown). Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, and make a trip to Rundle Mall.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, Tanunda, Angaston, Marananga, Flaxman Wines
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

10
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.
Visit Manly Beach and Shelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, have fun at Cremorne Reserve, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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