16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Perth trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December since evenings lows in Perth dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

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Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra journey planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Canberra are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday maker app .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Brisbane tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 31st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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