17 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  22​h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brussels

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 out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Zanthorrea Nursery (in Maida Vale) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, hike along Bold Park, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Perth driving holiday planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Perth. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in February, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lake Claremont, Bold Park, Zanthorrea Nursery, Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Cowes (Tyde, Phillip Island Wildlife Park, & more). Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cowes
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

6
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney journey maker app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, North Head Sanctuary, Logan Brae Orchard
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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