22 days in Kuala Lumpur & Australia Itinerary

22 days in Kuala Lumpur & Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Kuala Lumpur & Australia Itinerary

Athens, Greece
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hobart, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Launceston, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Perth, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Athens, Greece

2
days
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, then stroll through KLCC Park, and finally browse the different shops at Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, and finally meet the residents at Aquaria KLCC.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in March, things will get much hotter in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

#Parks, #Shopping, #Museums

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Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
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Batu Caves

2
days
Cairns, Australia

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 10th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns takes 10 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
days
Sydney, Australia

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, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience the emotional art of opera at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hobart.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
days
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Battery Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart tour planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Mona
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
days
Launceston, Australia

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park and then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip site .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
City Park ©
City Park

4
days
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and finally have fun at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Perth tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Perth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

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City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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