12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
2
Sydney
— 5 nights

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.
Visiting Eastern Beach Reserve and Dandenong Ranges National Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Nepean and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Convent Gallery in Daylesford--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cooks' Cottage, browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, see the interesting displays at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, Melbourne is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Fort Nepean, Convent Gallery, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Fort Nepean ©
Fort Nepean
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse ©
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sydney Town Hall and The Lakes Golf Club. Madame Tussauds Sydney and Powerhouse Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout & The Giant Stairway). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, stop by Chinatown, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Sydney Town Hall ©
Sydney Town Hall
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

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