12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Falls Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Falls Creek

Falls Creek ©
Kids will enjoy Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Falls Creek Ski Lifts. Change things up with these side-trips from Falls Creek: Tawonga South (Mount Bogong Lookout & Sullivans Lookout) and Ringer Reef Winery (in Porepunkah).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Falls Creek online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Falls Creek in 5 hours. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tawonga South, Ringer Reef Winery, Mount Beauty Pondage
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Falls Creek Alpine Resort ©
Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Ringer Reef Winery ©
Ringer Reef Winery
Sullivans Lookout ©
Sullivans Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay travel tool .

Getting from Falls Creek to Torquay by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. August in Torquay sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Torquay

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

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Warrnambool road trip planning site .

Drive from Torquay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip maker app .

Getting from Warrnambool to Adelaide by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums
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Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

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