19 days in Perth & Melbourne & Surrounds Itinerary

19 days in Perth & Melbourne & Surrounds Itinerary

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19 days in Perth & Melbourne & Surrounds Itinerary

Start: New Plymouth
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 9 nights
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: New Plymouth

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Millendon (Olive Farm Wines & Tyler's Vineyard), Baskerville (Pandemonium Estate & Upper Reach Winery) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Markets, & more). Dedicate the 16th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Perth holiday planner .

New Plymouth, New Zealand to Perth is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Plymouth to Perth due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Baskerville, Millendon, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Scarborough Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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.
Dedicate the 26th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pamper yourself for a day on the 27th (Tue) at some of the top local wellness centers. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, try your luck at Crown Casino, and take a stroll through Melbourne Laneways.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St Kilda
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Crown Casino ©
Crown Casino

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