11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, look for gifts at Whirlwind Olives and Oil, then look for gifts at Moon Haven Natural Products, and finally look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, and then look for gifts at Margaret River Chocolate Company.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River travel planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Margaret River is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Augusta, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Surfers Point, Whirlwind Olives and Oil
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

1
night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 31st (Tue), look for gifts at The Sandalwood Gallery Broome, stop by Hidden Valley Handcrafts, then stroll through Cable Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Broome travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

1
night
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns attractions website .

Getting from Broome to Cairns by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Broome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach and then meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Gold Coast is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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 6th (Mon): hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and finally catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Rocks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Gold Coast in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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