22 days in Newcastle & Perth Itinerary

22 days in Newcastle & Perth Itinerary

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22 days in Newcastle & Perth Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— 11 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

11
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Wisemans Ferry (Watkins Orchard, Convict Trail, & more), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Shoal Bay (Zenith Beach & Tomaree Head). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines, kick back and relax at Jimmy's Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. January in Newcastle sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wisemans Ferry, Pokolbin, Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Nelson Bay
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Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle Prison, & more), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah). Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, go for a stroll along the water at Hillarys Boat Harbour, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Perth online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Newcastle in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Adventure World Perth Australia, Cottesloe Beach, Mandurah Cruises, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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