22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters). There's lots more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In March, Sydney is much warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lennox Bridge, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 29th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 27th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle History Walking Tour & Fremantle Prison) and Pinnaroo Point Beach (in Hillarys). Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Pinnaroo Point Beach, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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