18 days in Sydney & Perth Itinerary

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Sydney — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planner.

Orange to Sydney is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Orange in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Perth.
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Perth — 15 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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Mandurah (Dolphin Quay & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Rockingham (Rockingham Beach & Penguin Island) and Fremantle (WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison, &more). Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 18th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Perth dip to 17°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.
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Sydney — 1 night

The Harbour City

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect nights in Sydney to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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