22 days in Perth, Sydney & Hamilton Island Itinerary

22 days in Perth, Sydney & Hamilton Island Itinerary

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22 days in Perth, Sydney & Hamilton Island Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: London

7
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 Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle History Walking Tour, & more), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Pinnaroo Point Beach (in Hillarys). Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth tour planning website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Railway Reserve Heritage Trail, Cottesloe Beach, Wireless Hill Park, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip app .

You can fly from Perth to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in January: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park, get outside with Jetryder, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip tool .

Fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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