9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bakersfield
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Bakersfield

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Sports Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Bakersfield, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Bakersfield to Melbourne. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bakersfield in June, with highs in Melbourne at 57°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart route planning site .

You can fly from Perth to Hobart in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Hobart is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in June; daily highs in Hobart reach 56°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Clovelly.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey planner.

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in June, with highs in Sydney at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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