47 days in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur & Australia Itinerary

47 days in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur & Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur & Australia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h 45​min
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Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Perth, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  18​h 15​min
5
Airlie Beach, Australia
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Hamilton Island, Australia
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
7
Fraser Island, Australia
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Sydney, Australia
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
13
Katoomba, Australia
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  28​h
End: London, United Kingdom

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park, then wander the streets of Chinatown, and then see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Tanjong Beach, then kick back and relax at Palawan Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Fort Siloso Skywalk.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Singapore online trip builder .

London, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 8 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Tanjong Beach ©
Tanjong Beach

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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 17th (Tue): wander the streets of Chinatown, tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, and then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): walk around KLCC Park, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, then admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral. Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth vacation planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Perth by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Perth. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, St Johns Lutheran Church, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru and Valley of the Winds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: trek along Kuniya Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Airlie Beach, Australia

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Horseshoe Bay and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Bowen to see Grays Bay about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 28th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Airlie Beach in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, you will find days in Airlie Beach are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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Hamilton Island, Australia

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 31st (Tue), get outside with Jetryder, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

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hours
Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island
To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Fraser Island. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toBrisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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nights
Brisbane, Australia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, examine the collection at Old Government House, and find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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Gold Coast, Australia

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 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Anthea Polson Art.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wyrrabalong National Park (in Magenta), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Bouddi National Park (in Killcare). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Wyrrabalong National Park, Bouddi National Park
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral of Ferns Walk. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Hanging Rock and then trek along Grand Canyon track.

To plan Blue Mountains National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cathedral of Ferns Walk
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and HMAS Castlemaine. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Koala Conservation Centre in Cowes, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Melbourne. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in January, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Koala Conservation Centre
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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Katoomba, Australia

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Katoomba, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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