36 days in Sydney, Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

36 days in Sydney, Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

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36 days in Sydney, Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

12
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Los Angeles in March, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Sydney Harbour National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Avoca Beach, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

11
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 Prison & Fremantle History Walking Tour), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Pinnaroo Point Beach (in Hillarys). Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, trek along Railway Reserve Heritage Trail, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Perth day trip planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Perth: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Bibra Lake, Lake Claremont, Munda Biddi Trail, Perth Zoo
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

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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 March, with highs in Melbourne at 78°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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