31 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

31 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

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31 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

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

16
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Let the collections at Fremantle Prison and Art Gallery of Western Australia capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Cottesloe Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Providore (in West Swan). Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Mullaloo Beach, identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve, and head off the coast to Penguin Island.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth holiday planner .

Melbourne to Perth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: highs in Perth hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Lancelin, Mandurah, Tyler's Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

13
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Cowes (Cowes Beach, Koala Conservation Centre, & more) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, stroll through Half Moon Bay, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 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. In March, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, St Kilda, Phillip Island, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Moon Dog Craft Brewery
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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