11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
4
Bendigo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Johor Bahru


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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through The Rocks. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus, subway, and flight. Traveling from Johor Bahru to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johor Bahru in March, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

2
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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and finally take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba vacation website .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katoomba, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls Lake, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Govetts Leap
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
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 25th (Mon): stroll through Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, then learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, and finally take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Katoomba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Brother Mountain, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©

1
day
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, admire all the interesting features of Central Deborah Gold Mine, then admire the landmark architecture of Sacred Heart Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Lake Weeroona.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bendigo online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Bendigo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Parks Nature
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Central Deborah Gold Mine ©
Central Deborah Gold Mine
Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour website .

Drive from Bendigo to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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