13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greens Pool and Cheynes Beach. Appreciate the collections at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Anvil Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albany vacation planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Albany is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, you will find days in Albany are little chillier (26°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

1
day
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): hike along Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

Getting from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Albany in December, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
day
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coles Bay in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Beaches
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): engage your brain at Questacon and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canberra online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Canberra in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in December: highs in Canberra hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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