11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the next day, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, Brisbane is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

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

3
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: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey planning app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
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, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the galleries of Fremantle Prison and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River. Keep things going the next day: walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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