15 days in Perth & Bendigo Itinerary

15 days in Perth & Bendigo Itinerary

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15 days in Perth & Bendigo Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 15​min
2
Bendigo
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, explore the activities along Swan River, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth trip planner .

Melbourne to Perth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Perth hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

8
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bendigo: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Sovereign Hill, & more), Echuca (Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd & The Great Aussie Beer Shed) and Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides (in Hepburn Springs). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rosalind Park, and explore the activities along Lake Weeroona.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bendigo online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Perth to Bendigo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Bendigo is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Echuca, Seymour, Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 25:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Spas

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