16 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 8 nights
End: Adelaide

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Shrine of Remembrance. Get in touch with nature at Bells Beach and 13th Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Somers Beach (in Somers), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Gunnamatta Beach (in Fingal). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation maker .

Adelaide to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach, 13th Beach, Gunnamatta Beach, Bells Beach
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Rockford Winery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Maslin Beach (in Maslin Beach), Harvest the Fleurieu (in Mount Compass) and Wirra Wirra Vineyards (in McLaren Vale). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickalinga Beach, learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, and hike along Riesling Trail.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide vacation planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, Port Elliot, Henley Beach, Clare, Murray Street Vineyards
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 21:
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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