15 days in Perth, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Perth, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Perth, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & The Shipwreck Galleries). Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Perth day trip app .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Perth reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, get curious at Questacon, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canberra online tour builder .

Fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Canberra is 2 hours. In August, Canberra is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Tours
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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