10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Swan River, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fremantle Markets, and finally take in the views from Elizabeth Quay.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Perth hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Block Arcade, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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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 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney journey planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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