31 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Surrounds & Sydney & Suburbs Itinerary

31 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Surrounds & Sydney & Suburbs Itinerary

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31 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Surrounds & Sydney & Suburbs Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 10 nights
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

10
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.
Adelaide Oval and ISKCON Adelaide will appeal to history buffs. Head to Adelaide Central Market and North Terracefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines, Primo Estate, & more), Hahndorf (Beerenberg Farm & Hans Heysen Art Studio) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and do a tasting at National Wine Centre of Australia.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Adelaide planner .

Manchester, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get slightly colder in Adelaide: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Hahndorf, Cleland Wildlife Park, Glenelg Beach, Henley Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston Stfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Koala Conservation Centre in Cowes, about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online holiday planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Koala Conservation Centre, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Billich Galleryfor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, identify plant and animal life at Green Point Reserve, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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