23 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

23 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

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23 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
End: Melbourne


2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Greens Bush and Panorama Garden Estate. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Greens Bush
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Nan Tien Temple, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Shelly Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mullaloo Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Rockingham Beach and City Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle (South Beach Recreation Reserve & Fremantle Prison), Point Peron (in Rockingham) and Emma Blyth Gallery (in Mandurah). On the 10th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mettam's Pool, examine the collection at Aviation Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Perth is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mandurah, Fremantle, Rockingham, Aviation Heritage Museum, Mullaloo Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Stony Creek Gallery. Relax by the water at Bells Beach and Brighton Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea). Dedicate the 14th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Enjoy Melbourne some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanging Rock Reserve, see the interesting displays at Federation Square, and admire the masterpieces at ArtVo.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach, Point Nepean National Park
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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