29 days in Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

29 days in Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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29 days in Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 16 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne


16
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach for some beach relaxation. Art Gallery of Ballarat and St. Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, The Gold Museum, & more), Barwon Park (in Winchelsea) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Lake Eildon National Park. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanging Rock Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne sightseeing site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Hanging Rock Reserve, Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Barwon Park
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

12
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 outdoors at Penguin Island and Rockingham Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scarborough Beach and Binningup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, The Fremantle Round House, & more), Harvey (Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, Stirling Cottage, & more) and Old Blythewood (in Pinjarra). Dedicate the 28th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Bell Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and see the interesting displays at Scitech.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle, Harvey, Rockingham, New Norcia, Mandurah
Find places to stay Sep 19 — Oct 1:
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The Shipwreck Galleries ©
The Shipwreck Galleries
Penguin Island ©
Penguin Island
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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