8 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

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

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twilight Hawkers Market as well as Travel Western Australia. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and stroll through Cottesloe Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder website .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in September, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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