10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Caloundra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations and then explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and then get your game on at Laserzone Sunshine Coast.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Caloundra travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Caloundra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Caloundra are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Noosa National Park, Laserzone Sunshine Coast
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 26th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and then meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Caloundra to Gold Coast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney visit site .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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