13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island day trip planning tool .

Fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manly Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra travel planning website .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in December, Canberra is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip app .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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