8 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney


5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Cedars, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner. On the next day, see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Charlesworth Nuts.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Adelaide travel planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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