31 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

31 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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31 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Millendon (Olive Farm Wines, Fig Tree Estate, & more), All Saints Anglican Church (in Belhus) and Whiteman (Caversham Wildlife Park & Whiteman Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Illusionary Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and admire the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Perth vacation planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in January, things will get warmer in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Whiteman, Millendon, Fremantle, Malaga, Swan Valley
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

9
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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary builder website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mosman, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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