13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Milan

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

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Milan, Italy to Melbourne is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Milan to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Giulians. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stop by Darling Harbour.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip website.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
For shopping fun, head to Blackebys Old Sweet Shop or Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, browse the fresh offerings at Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market, look for gifts at Urban Cow Studio, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Urban Cow Studio ©
Urban Cow Studio
Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market ©
Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market
Blackebys Old Sweet Shop ©
Blackebys Old Sweet Shop

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