15 days in Perth & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Perth & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Perth & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Shipwreck Galleries and St. Mary's Cathedral. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Secret Harbour Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks), Penguin Island (in Rockingham) and Mandurah (Dolphin Quay & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: stroll through Scarborough Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, see the vivid underwater world at Lancelin Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Back Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Perth road trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mandurah, Lancelin, Penguin Island, Scarborough Beach, Perth Zoo
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Bridal Veil Falls & Wentworth Falls), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the water at your own pace with Sydney by Boat, steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Bay House, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in January: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Jenolan Caves, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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