5 days in Perth & Canberra Itinerary

5 days in Perth & Canberra Itinerary

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5 days in Perth & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  24​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 1 day
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles


1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden and then stroll through Mullaloo Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Perth day trip planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Perth is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Perth, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Perth reach 90°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Mullaloo Beach, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas, steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage, then sample the tasty concoctions at Tortured Gum Brewery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra trip builder site .

You can fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Canberra is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Canberra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Breweries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tortured Gum Brewery, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mugga-Mugga Cottage ©
Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Tortured Gum Brewery ©
Tortured Gum Brewery

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