20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Museum. Get some cultural insight at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Shrine of Remembrance. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Brighton Beach (in Brighton), The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat) and Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, don't miss a visit to Lygon Street, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Brighton Beach, Lake Daylesford, Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau Tanunda and Sevenhill Cellars. Rockford Winery and National Motor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see Peter Lehmann Wines in Tanunda, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through North Terrace and kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Adelaide sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tanunda, Glenelg Beach, Sevenhill Cellars, National Motor Museum
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
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National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and The Workshops Rail Museum. Shop till you drop at Queen Street Mall and Maleny Cheese. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Maroochydore Beach in Maroochydore, approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a stroll through West End, see the interesting displays at Queensland Maritime Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Anzac Square.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane itinerary planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in December, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Maleny Cheese, The Workshops Rail Museum, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kirra Beach and Sea World Theme Park. Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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