15 days in Perth & New South Wales Itinerary

15 days in Perth & New South Wales Itinerary

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15 days in Perth & New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
Jenolan Caves
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Family-friendly places like Caversham Wildlife Park and Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: The Maze, home of Outback Splash (in Bullsbrook) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Perth tour planner.

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, you will find days in Perth are warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo, City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, The Maze, home of Outback Splash
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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hours
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

For maps and tourist information, read our Jenolan Caves trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Perth to Jenolan Caves by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Jenolan Caves can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Katoomba.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

#Nature, #Parks
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 5th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba road trip planning site .

Drive from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

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nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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