18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Govetts Leap. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Lithgow (Hassan's Wall & Bracey Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lithgow, Govetts Leap, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Twelve Apostles, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and then get outside with The Arch. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, then explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Panorama Garden Estate and Eastern Beach Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat) and Geelong Adventure Specialists (in Geelong). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Port Campbell to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Geelong, Lake Wendouree, Panorama Garden Estate
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Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

3
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Burrong Falls, admire the sheer force of Fish Falls, then trek along The Pinnacle, and finally hike along Chatauqua Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get great views at Boroka Lookout, trek along Grampians Peaks Trail, and then head outdoors with Venture.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap online tour planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Halls Gap by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout
Fish Falls ©
Fish Falls

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