52 days in Brisbane & Perth Itinerary

52 days in Brisbane & Perth Itinerary

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52 days in Brisbane & Perth Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 24 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Perth
— 27 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

24
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Lake Cressbrook (in Crows Nest), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey planner .

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Brisbane at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Maleny, Kondalilla National Park, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 28:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

27
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 Perth's surroundings by going to Jorgensen Park Walk Trail (in Kalamunda), Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, The Shipwreck Galleries, & more) and Gooseberry Hill (Patsy Durack's Rose Gardens & Zig Zag Scenic Drive). Dedicate the 1st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 2nd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Perth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Perth reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle, Armadale, Whiteman, South Perth, Gooseberry Hill
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 25:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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