8 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
End: Adelaide

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Art Gallery of Ballarat in Ballarat, approximately 2 hours away. Dedicate the 7th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online vacation maker .

Adelaide to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Granite Island and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Beerenberg Farm in Hahndorf, about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, take a leisurely stroll along Glenelg Pier, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Granite Island, Beerenberg Farm, Cleland Wildlife Park, Glenelg Pier
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

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