In late November, we're planning to go to Australia for the first time. Based on premium cabin award availability and my husband's dislike for hot weather, we choose the following itinerary: Fly into SYD, intend to check out the harbour and the botanical gardens during a 12-hour layover Fly to ADL, stay 5 nights. Fly to MEL, stay 4 nights. Fly home Any ideas for must-see things to do? We plan to visit Phillips Island, and we would like to hit several wineries/wine regions. I am also debating whether or not to stay at one hotel per city (probably a Hilton) or if it would be better to rent a vehicle and make several 'day trips', staying in smaller outlying hotels. As you can see, I am completely lazy and clueless, and hope to avoid doing my own research by picking your brains. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, including a "you're doing it all wrong" if that is the case. It's not too late to change the tickets.