7 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

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7 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  28​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: Houston

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 12th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthew's Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and then kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner.

Houston, USA to Perth is an approximately 28-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 14 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Houston in March: highs in Perth hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Bells Rapids Park, Caversham Wildlife Park, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in March, with highs in Melbourne at 78°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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