20 days in Melbourne, Perth & Adelaide Itinerary

20 days in Melbourne, Perth & Adelaide Itinerary

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20 days in Melbourne, Perth & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Brisbane

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Eastern Beach Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford), Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat) and The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Yarra River, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Anglesea Surf Centre, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Bells Beach
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

6
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 Western Australian Maritime Museum and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Penguin Island (in Rockingham), Fremantle (Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, The Fremantle Round House, & more) and Caladenia Mini Golf (in Gingin). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Hillarys Boat Harbour, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Scitech.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perth road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin Quay, Caladenia Mini Golf, Penguin Island, Scarborough Beach
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Penguin Island ©
Penguin Island
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Scitech ©
Scitech

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Granite Island and Cleland Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf), Clare (Sevenhill Cellars & Riesling Trail) and Victor Harbor (Victor Harbor Heritage Trail & Victor Central). Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, kick back and relax at Browns Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of North Terrace, and stop by Drift On Bliss.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Adelaide is 1 hour. When traveling from Perth in June, plan for little chillier days in Adelaide, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Clare, Kangaroo Island, Cleland Wildlife Park, Glenelg Pier
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
State Library of South Australia ©
State Library of South Australia

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