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
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Opal Mindedfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler 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 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Teddy Sinclair, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, browse for treasures at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, stop by The Candy Store Leura, then stop by The Nook, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leura tour planner .

Getting from Sydney to Leura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Leura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping

Side Trips

Rick Rutherford's Country, Victory Theatre Antique Centre
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Rick Rutherford's Country ©
Rick Rutherford's Country
The Candy Store Leura ©
The Candy Store Leura

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Leura - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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