8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
6
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and finally trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect Sydney to be colder, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, browse the exhibits of Wollongong Art Gallery, and then take a peaceful walk through Illawarra Grevillea Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wollongong trip builder .

Getting from Sydney to Wollongong by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Wollongong dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Wollongong

Trails Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Illawarra Grevillea Park ©
Illawarra Grevillea Park
Wollongong Art Gallery ©
Wollongong Art Gallery

1
night
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Murrays Beach, then trek along White Sands Walk, and then explore the activities along Moona Moona Creek.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jervis Bay trip planning site .

You can drive from Wollongong to Jervis Bay in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek
White Sands Walk ©
White Sands Walk
Murrays Beach ©
Murrays Beach

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Logan Brae Orchard, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Blackheath online trip maker .

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Blackheath in 4 hours. In September in Blackheath, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay trip planner .

Getting from Blackheath to Nelson Bay by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Nelson Bay can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomaree Head, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk ©
Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse and then take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nelson Bay to Byron Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

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