12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Perisher Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney vacation builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Wollongong Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wollongong trip builder website .

You can drive from Sydney to Wollongong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Wollongong dip to 8°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks
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Wollongong Botanic Garden ©
Wollongong Botanic Garden

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Family-friendly places like Jenolan Caves and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Lookout, look for gifts at The Nook, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Perisher Valley.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Leura, Jenolan Caves, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

1
day
Perisher Valley

Perisher Valley ©
On the 9th (Sun), hit the slopes at Smiggin Holes Ski Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Perisher Valley online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Perisher Valley takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in September; daily highs in Perisher Valley reach 15°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perisher Valley

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Smiggin Holes Ski Resort ©
Smiggin Holes Ski Resort

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): engage your brain at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Canberra journey planner .

Traveling by car from Perisher Valley to Canberra takes 3 hours. When traveling from Perisher Valley in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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