18 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

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18 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
End: Melbourne

8
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scarborough Beach and Penguin Island. Get in touch with nature at Warnbro Beach and Secret Harbour Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Wesley Church Fremantle, The Fremantle Round House, & more), Harvey (Stirling Cottage & Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine) and Beelu National Park (in Mundaring). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Bell Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Quinns Rocks Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Perth vacation maker .

Melbourne to Perth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Mandurah, Harvey, Secret Harbour Beach
Find places to stay May 1 — 9:
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: St Mary of the Angels (in Geelong), Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale) and The Rip (in Queenscliff). Dedicate the 14th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate the long history of Barwon Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online route planner .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in May: highs in Melbourne hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Geelong, Ballarat, Bells Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
Find places to stay May 9 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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