20 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

20 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: London


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.
Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning website .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 19th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, have fun at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. On the 24th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Malaga, Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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