18 days in Sydney & Perth Itinerary

18 days in Sydney & Perth Itinerary

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Sydney — 9 nights

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.
Visit The Rocks and The Rocks Discovery Museum for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Perth.
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Perth — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fremantle Prison and WA Shipwrecks Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Perth Mint and The Bell Tower. Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see The Fremantle Round House about 34 minutes away. Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Church Fremantle, view the masterpieces at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, and get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

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Fly from Sydney to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Perth is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Perth when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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