22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Foot + Fly:  26 h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Perth
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  21 h 30 min
End: Birmingham

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Pine Crest Orchard). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, visit The Rocks, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Birmingham in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bilpin, Logan Brae Orchard, Bondi to Coogee Walk, The Three Sisters, Woronora Riverside
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Oldis Gardens
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Zig Zag Scenic Drive (in Gooseberry Hill) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of Fremantle History Walking Tour, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Perth online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, Zig Zag Scenic Drive, Leighton Battery Guns
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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