21 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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21 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

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.
Kids will enjoy Adventure World Perth Australia and Cottesloe Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth online day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Perth is 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Claremont, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Adventure World Perth Australia ©
Adventure World Perth Australia

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in January, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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