8 days in Melbourne & Western Australia Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Western Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Federation Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, then explore the galleries of Fremantle Prison, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and finally stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Perth trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find out how to plan a trip to Exmouth, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Perth to Exmouth in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in May, with highs in Exmouth at 33°C and lows at 18°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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