7 days in Perth & Canberra Itinerary

7 days in Perth & Canberra Itinerary

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7 days in Perth & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney


3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia, admire the striking features of Central Park, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth online trip planner .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Perth is minus 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Perth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, get curious at Questacon, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra online route planner .

Fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in July; daily highs in Canberra reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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