18 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

18 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

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18 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, stop by Readings Book Shop, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect Melbourne to be colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

7
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Get some cultural insight at Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum. Do your shopping at Leathersmith and Bush Gallery and Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner. Change things up with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, stroll around Botanic Park, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hahndorf
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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