18 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Zanthorrea Nursery (in Maida Vale), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Claremont, and contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth tour builder .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Perth to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are much warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Matilda Bay Reserve, Caversham Wildlife Park, Zanthorrea Nursery, Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Treasury Building. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Phillip Island Wildlife Park). Spend the 21st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, take a peaceful walk through Gresswell Nature Reserve, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker site .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, Gresswell Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
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.
The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Logan Brae Orchard, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, North Head Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 1:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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