21 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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Melbourne — 11 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Redwood Forest. You'll explore and learn at ArtVo and Australian Sports Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands (in Edithvale), Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (in Cranbourne) and RAAF Museum (in Point Cook). Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at ACMI, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Cooks' Cottage, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 9 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at River Torrens Linear Park Trail and Waterfall Gully. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carrick Hill and National Motor Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). There's lots more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Adelaide online tour builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide. In July, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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