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
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
5
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning site .

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): hike along Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online tour planner .

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Hobart by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hobart when traveling from Port Macquarie in December, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

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

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island attractions planner.

Getting from Hobart to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, and finally stroll through Little Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albany attractions planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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