38 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Adelaide
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Sydney — 13 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Get some historical perspective at Justice & Police Museum and St. Mary's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Gordon Falls Lookout (in Leura) and Manly (Sophie Tea Art & Shelly Beach). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 12 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Mount Martha Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Compass and Melbourne Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Quealy Winemakers (in Balnarring) and WaterMaarq (in Sorrento). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Woolamai Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Adelaide on the 6th (Mon).
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Adelaide — 10 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visit Horseshoe Bay and Carrickalinga Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Aldinga Beach and Maslin Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Tscharke Wines (in Marananga), Allusion Wines (in Yankalilla) and Seppeltsfield (Seppeltsfield & Gardner Knives). Dedicate the 7th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, gain insight at National Wine Centre of Australia, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Adelaide online road trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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