16 days in Perth, Melbourne & New South Wales Itinerary

16 days in Perth, Melbourne & New South Wales Itinerary

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16 days in Perth, Melbourne & New South Wales Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then don't miss a visit to St Patrick's Basilica.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Perth day trip planning app .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in May: highs in Perth hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip website .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, get great views at The Three Sisters, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, then explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, hike along Grand Canyon track, and then take some stellar pictures from Gordon Falls Lookout.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Katoomba travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Katoomba hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Gallery Blackheath
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

4
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.
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip tool .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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