13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
St Marys
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder .

Huntsville, USA to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Huntsville to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Huntsville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
day
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Cairns to Port Lincoln in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Adventure Outdoors Wildlife
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Shark Diving

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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 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On your second day here, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hobart visit app .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to St Marys.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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night
St Marys

St Marys ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and finally relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St Marys tour planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to St Marys by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in St Marys are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in St Marys

Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Eureka Farm
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Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

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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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Camperdown Cemetery. Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from St Marys to Sydney with the Route module. Traveling from St Marys in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 70°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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