13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bloomington
Fly:  30​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Bloomington

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eaglehawk Dive Centre. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then discover the deep blue sea with Eaglehawk Dive Centre. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and then do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online tour itinerary builder .

Bloomington, USA to Hobart is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Bloomington to Hobart, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bloomington in May: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Puddleduck Vineyard, Eaglehawk Dive Centre, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Puddleduck Vineyard ©
Puddleduck Vineyard
Eaglehawk Dive Centre ©
Eaglehawk Dive Centre

2
nights
Margaret River

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brookwood Estate and Water wheel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Surfers Point and Sugarloaf Rock. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Cape Naturaliste (Bunker Bay & Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails) and Injidup Beach (in Yallingup). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre and learn about winemaking at Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Margaret River trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Margaret River in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Surfers Point, Injidup Beach, Water wheel
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre ©
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Atherton Tablelands. Get in touch with nature at Birdworld Kuranda and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga), Herberton (Historic Village Herberton & Spy & Camera Museum) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at The Crystal Caves, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Cairns in 12.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Cairns is 2 hours. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Herberton, Babinda Boulders, Artistree Gallery, Birdworld Kuranda, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Shark Diving
Fishing Charters & Tours

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