29 days in Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

29 days in Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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29 days in Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 16 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

12
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Quealy Winemakers (in Balnarring), Torquay (Torquay Front Beach & The Great Ocean Road) and Hart's Farm (in Shoreham). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Ventnor, Torquay, Hart's Farm, Monash University
Find places to stay Dec 20 — Jan 1:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

16
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Jorgensen Park Walk Trail (in Kalamunda), Myattsfield Vineyard (in Carmel) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, stroll through Pinnaroo Point Beach, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Perth itinerary tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Millendon, City Beach, Gooseberry Hill
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 17:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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