18 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

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18 days in Perth & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
End: Melbourne


8
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.
Attractions like Caversham Wildlife Park and Cottesloe Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Venture out of the city with trips to Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill), Penguin Island (in Rockingham) and Mandurah (Mandurah Cruises & Silver Sands Beach). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, and learn about winemaking at Tyler's Vineyard.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Perth online trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne to Perth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mandurah, Fremantle, Matilda Bay Reserve, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. Bring the kids along to St. Kilda Beach and Warrandyte State Park. Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Melbourne Laneways, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 23 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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