11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Belgrave
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Summerlands
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally make a trip to Sydney Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take a stroll through The Rocks, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Blackheath online trip builder .

Getting from Sydney to Blackheath by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Blackheath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Little Beach Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Winda Woppa Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Blackheath to Nelson Bay by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Nelson Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrave.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Tomaree Head, Winda Woppa Reserve
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1
day
Belgrave

Belgrave
You've now added Puffing Billy Railway to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Puffing Billy Railway, identify plant and animal life at Ferntree Gully Quarry Reserve, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Rhododendron Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Belgrave trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Nelson Bay to Belgrave takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nelson Bay in September, things will get little chillier in Belgrave: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Summerlands.

Things to do in Belgrave

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

National Rhododendron Gardens, Ferntree Gully Quarry Reserve
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Puffing Billy Railway
Puffing Billy Railway
Ferntree Gully Quarry Reserve ©
Ferntree Gully Quarry Reserve

1
night
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): trek along Swan Lake Trail, then get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, and then head outdoors with The Nobbies.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Summerlands visit planning website .

Getting from Belgrave to Summerlands by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Belgrave in September since evenings lows in Summerlands dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Summerlands

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

The Nobbies
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Swan Lake Trail ©
Swan Lake Trail
The Nobbies ©
The Nobbies

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 21st (Sat), trek along Great Ocean Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay online trip builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Summerlands to Apollo Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 22nd (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

You can plan Torquay trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Spas
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Spas

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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