18 days in Perth, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

18 days in Perth, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

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18 days in Perth, Melbourne & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

5
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.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Perth online travel planner .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Adventure World Perth Australia, Lake Claremont, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 19th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Traveling from Perth in February, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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