40 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

40 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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40 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

13
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.
Get outdoors at Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Attractions like Carrickalinga Beach and Cleland Wildlife Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), Allusion Wines (in Yankalilla) and Goolwa Beach (in Goolwa). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Deep Creek Conservation Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Browns Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach, and trek along Riesling Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Adelaide online travel planner .

Munich, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in February, with highs in Adelaide at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Kangaroo Island, McLaren Vale, Delamere, Port Elliot
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

13
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Bells Beach will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Eastern Beach Reserve and Somers Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gunnamatta Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Yea Wetlands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento, Daylesford, Yea, Somers Beach, Chelsea Beach
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 20:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Beach and Shelly Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Terrigal Beach and Caves Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Werri Beach (in Gerringong) and Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach, and trek along Manly Scenic Walkway.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Katoomba, Werri Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Bilgola Beach
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 30:
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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