18 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

18 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: stop by The Strand Arcade, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and then buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield Sydney.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route maker site .

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manila to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manila in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Nightlife Trails
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Queen Victoria Building ©
Queen Victoria Building

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Drinking History Tours, SpellBox, Go Flyboard, and other attractions you added. Visit Sandridge Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Dedicate the 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Events Cinema Whitfords City Shopping Centre as well as His Majesty's Theatre. Get in touch with nature at Cottesloe Beach and Mandurah Cruises. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House & South Beach Recreation Reserve). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica, and look for gifts at London Court.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Perth travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Mandurah Cruises
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Clovelly. Enjoy Sydney some more: stroll through Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, contemplate the waterfront views at Watson's Bay, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder tool .

You can fly from Perth to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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