45 days in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Adelaide
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Melbourne — 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail (in Altona) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 12 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Hahndorf (Hahndorf Hill Winery, Pioneer Memorial Gardens, &more), Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield) and Kies Family Wines (in Lyndoch). Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and do a tasting at Primo Estate.

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Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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