10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online road trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney is 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder website .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brisbane travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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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 (Wed), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning website .

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Perth trip planning website .

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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