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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Wendouree and Melbourne Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Step out of Melbourne to go to Creswick and see St Augustine's Church, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online day trip planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, St Augustine's Church
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

3
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 Cleland Wildlife Park and Granite Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Australian Museum and North Terrace. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: St George's Anglican Church (in Gawler), Tanunda (Langmeil Winery, Chateau Tanunda, & more) and Old Oval Estate (in McLaren Vale). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill and make a trip to General Post Office.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tanunda, Old Oval Estate, Cleland Wildlife Park, St George's Anglican Church, Granite Island
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

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