13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 day
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Beijing


1
day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary app .

Beijing, China to Gold Coast is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in January, expect Gold Coast to be much hotter, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Denison Beach and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel route app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Coles Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Denison Beach ©
Denison Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online tour planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Opossum Bay Beach, Kingston Beach
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Food Tours
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Raptor Domain and Kangaroo Island Spirits. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island journey maker website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

2
nights
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.
Visit Cheynes Beach and Lowlands Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cosy Corner Beach and Anvil Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Greens Pool (in Denmark) and South Coast WoodWorks Gallery (in Youngs Siding). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nanarup Beach, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Albany travel planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: 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. In January, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

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