8 days in Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

Start: Gwangju
Fly:  21​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Gwangju

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning site .

Gwangju, South Korea to Melbourne is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Gwangju in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, learn about winemaking at Talijancich Wines, and then identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bells Rapids Park, Talijancich Wines, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Bells Rapids Park ©
Bells Rapids Park

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