11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 11th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Cairns to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Clovelly make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, engage your brain at Questacon, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip planner.

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, Canberra is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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