15 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

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Melbourne — 4 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.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 1st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and make a trip to The Rattler Pole.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning website.

Amritsar, India to Melbourne is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amritsar in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 4 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Kies Family Wines (in Lyndoch) and Tanunda (Langmeil Winery & Underground Barossa). Dedicate the 9th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Adelaide. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Adelaide, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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