12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Exmouth
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  12​h
3
Hobart
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  11​h 30​min
5
Port Campbell
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Exmouth online trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Exmouth is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, Exmouth is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Shark Diving

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.
On the 19th (Sun), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then Head underground at Lake Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Boranup
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Hobart in 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Hobart due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
day
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along The Overland Track.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

1
day
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Port Campbell by combination of car, flight, train, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
day
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks
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Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and finally explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
day
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, then stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, you will find days in Port Douglas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Port Douglas Boat Hire ©
Port Douglas Boat Hire

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, stroll through Trinity Beach, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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