13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  20​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Stanley
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  9​h
8
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Beijing


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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel route planner.

Beijing, China to Port Douglas is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Beijing to Port Douglas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in January, things will get much warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Spas & Wellness
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
day
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 18th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie travel tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Port Macquarie takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, expect Port Macquarie to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the views from Richmond Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary website .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Hobart by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hobart, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay tour planner .

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 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stanley online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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 24th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Stanley to Kangaroo Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

1
day
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 25th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kalgan River, and finally examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Albany trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Wildlife
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

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.
On the 26th (Sat), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Head underground at Jewel Cave, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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