16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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Sydney
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Perth
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Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Customs House will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Hyde Park Barracks. Step out of Sydney to go to Albion Park Rail and see Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip builder.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 18 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to St Paul's Cathedral and Brighton Beach. You'll explore and learn at ArtVo and ACMI. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Ballarat (Lydiard Street, Art Gallery of Ballarat, &more) and RAAF Museum (in Point Cook). There's lots more to do: visit Degraves Street, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Perth

— 4 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
WA Shipwrecks Museum and The Nostalgia Box Museum will appeal to museum buffs. We've included these beaches for you: City Beach and Mettam's Pool. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Rockingham (Palm Beach & Rockingham Beach), Sorrento Beach (in Sorrento) and Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Scitech, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Aspects of Kings Park, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth driving holiday tool.

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Perth hover around 80°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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