11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  28​h
1
Canberra
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h
2
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

1
day
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.
On the 16th (Fri), engage your brain at Questacon, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

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Huntsville, USA to Canberra is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Huntsville in November, expect Canberra to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Questacon ©
Questacon
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Albany attractions tool .

Fly from Canberra to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Canberra to Albany, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in November, you will find days in Albany are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Nature Parks
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): Head underground at Mammoth Cave and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Lake Cave and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Boranup
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

1
day
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Cairns takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hobart takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cairns in November: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 67°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online route builder .

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in November, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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