12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + bus:  19​h 15​min
1
Margaret River
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 day
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Hobart
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Canberra
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
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 2nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, then Head underground at Lake Cave, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip tool .

Bengaluru, India to Margaret River is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Boranup, Redgate Wines
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and finally make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albany holiday planner .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Albany sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

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's Historic Whaling Station ©

1
day
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel site .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Kangaroo Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

1
day
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and finally make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Campbell trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

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
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 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Coles Bay

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.
On the 7th (Tue), get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Bicheno Blowhole
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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 8th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Canberra road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Canberra in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and train. May in Canberra sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

1
night
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 9th (Thu): hike along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie driving holiday website .

You can fly from Canberra to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning website .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Port Macquarie in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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