16 days in Melbourne, Perth & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Perth & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne, Perth & Sydney Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  20​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Victoria and National Sports Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, examine the collection at Federation Square, and identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Visit Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon), Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines & Illusionary Art) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia, head off the coast to Penguin Island, and identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve.

Make your Perth itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Perth hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Matilda Bay Reserve, Caversham Wildlife Park, Bells Rapids Park, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe 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 Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary builder site .

Fly from Perth to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in November, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (77°F), and nights are a bit warmer (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 2:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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