9 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (The Shipwreck Galleries & Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour). There's more to do: stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden and kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Perth holiday planning site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Perth is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Jakarta in March, Perth is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

1
night
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 9th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Southbank, and then steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online tour planner .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Southbank ©
Southbank
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation 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 March, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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