18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Mornington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 1 night
End: Sydney

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & WA Maritime Museum) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Elizabeth Quay, get to know the resident critters at Perth Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Perth planning app.

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Perth, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Adelaide visit app.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mornington.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

The Cedars, Army Museum of South Australia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Migration Museum
Migration Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

2
nights
Mornington

Mornington ©
Mornington is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57km south of Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Main Street Mornington, then browse the exhibits of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, make a trip to Baluk Arts, then admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mornington trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Adelaide to Mornington with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Mornington. When traveling from Adelaide in October, plan for little chillier days in Mornington, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mornington

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery ©
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Baluk Arts ©
Baluk Arts

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 8th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, then make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online vacation planner.

Getting from Mornington to Melbourne by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk and then stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney attractions planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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