7 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

7 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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7 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Perth

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, then do a tasting at Talijancich Wines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park. On the next day, stop by The House of Honey, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Perth trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Perth. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Bells Rapids Park, Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and finally look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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