11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
5
Port Campbell
— 1 day
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
6
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Guangzhou

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Guangzhou, China to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guangzhou to Sydney is 2 hours. Traveling from Guangzhou in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then get curious at Questacon.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Canberra tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Questacon ©
Questacon
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

1
day
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Canberra to Coles Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno Blowhole, Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Hobart

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 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart visit planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 24th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

1
day
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and finally make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany visit app .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Albany takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Albany is minus 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Albany are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Nature Parks
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm

2
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 26th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, Head underground at Jewel Cave, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Payet Gallery, Head underground at Lake Cave, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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