12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Broome
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

few
hours
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne to Broome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Broome is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Broome, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jewel Cave and Lake Cave. Go for a jaunt from Margaret River to Augusta to see Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and Head underground at Giants Cave.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Mammoth Cave, Giants Cave
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Food Tours
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and finally examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

Discover how to plan a Albany trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. November in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

1
day
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albany in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are much hotter (41°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Helicopter Tours
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
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: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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.
On the 13th (Tue), 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 appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip website .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay journey builder site .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Bicheno Blowhole
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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