12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Launceston
— Few hours
Fly + train:  6​h
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
Kuala Lumpur

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

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St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Battery Point, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hobart tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Battery Point ©
Battery Point

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Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston sightseeing planner .

Drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
days
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and then trek along The National Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, snap pictures at Lennox Bridge, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba online travel route planner .

Getting from Launceston to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In February, Katoomba is somewhat warmer than Launceston - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Lennox Bridge
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
days
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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Blacktown and see Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary builder .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

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Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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