8 days in Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Adelaide Zoo and Cleland Wildlife Park. Head to Adelaide Central Market and Rundle Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Mount Lofty Golf Club (in Stirling). Dedicate the 9th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, look for gifts at 5 O'clock Somewhere, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Adelaide trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Adelaide. October in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Lofty Golf Club, The Cedars, Gorge Wildlife Park, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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