30 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

30 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

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30 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 11 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Bandar Seri Begawan

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.
Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Boat Hire. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip site .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Melbourne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

St Kilda, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 16:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

9
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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries (in Rydalmere). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 25:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

11
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carrickalinga Beach and Aldinga Beach. Do your shopping at Adelaide Central Market and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Venture out of the city with trips to Vineyard Road Cellar Door (in Belvidere), Hahndorf (Australian Opal Company & Hans Heysen Art Studio) and Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore). Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Rundle Mall, learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, and stroll through Morgan Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online travel route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Willunga, Hahndorf, Semaphore Beach, Henley Beach
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 5:
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Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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