8 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: Johor Bahru

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.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip tool .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Perth is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Johor Bahru in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Perth, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
nights
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 nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions planner .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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