16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Halifax

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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney route builder tool .

Halifax, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In November, Sydney is much warmer than Halifax - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 16th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip maker .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of The Bell Tower.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Perth holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get a bit warmer in Perth: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Talijancich Wines
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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