16 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Enoteca Sileno. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker app.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

6
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 Leathersmith and Bush Gallery or Udder Delights Cheese Cellar. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Tanunda (Rockford Winery, Langmeil Winery, &more), Seppeltsfield (Seppeltsfield & Hentley Farm Wines) and Barossa Valley Cheese Company (in Angaston). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, browse the fresh offerings at Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market, and stop by Urban Cow Studio.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Adelaide sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Tanunda, McLaren Vale, Seppeltsfield, K1 By Geoff Hardy
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Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
National Wine Centre of Australia ©
National Wine Centre of Australia

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Talijancich Wines and The Chart & Map Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Little Creatures & Fremantle Prison), Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville) and Ugly Duckling Wines (in West Swan). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and look for gifts at Farmers Market on Manning.

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Getting from Adelaide to Perth by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Adelaide, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Fremantle, Upper Reach Winery, Talijancich Wines, Ugly Duckling Wines
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Farmers Market on Manning ©
Farmers Market on Manning
Talijancich Wines ©
Talijancich Wines
Upper Reach Winery ©
Upper Reach Winery

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