32 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

32 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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32 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 11 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Zurich

8
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: Leura (Sublime Point Lookout & Everglades Historic House and Gardens) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online journey maker .

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. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mosman, Leura, Wentworth Falls
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

11
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley), Nuriootpa (Wolf Blass, Yelland & Papps, & more) and Marananga (Torbreck Wines, Tscharke's Place, & more). Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, shop like a local with Thorn-Clarke Wines, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Nuriootpa, Marananga, Williamstown
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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