8 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
End: Melbourne

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perth holiday builder site .

Melbourne to Perth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
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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.
Dedicate the 13th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne route planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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