13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  13​h 30​min
3
Esperance
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Beijing

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 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Opossum Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and finally stroll through Nutgrove Beach.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip tool .

Beijing, China to Hobart is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in January: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 18th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiky Beach Conservation Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, East Coast Natureworld
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Ten Mile Lagoon and then kick back and relax at Thistle Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Esperance day trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Esperance in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coles Bay to Esperance is minus 2 hours. In January in Esperance, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

1
night
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Greens Pool, enjoy the sand and surf at Lights Beach, and then kick back and relax at Anvil Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Misery Beach, then kick back and relax at Goode Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Denmark trip planner .

Getting from Esperance to Denmark by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Denmark can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Albany
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Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Surfers Point and Mammoth Cave. You'll get in some beach time at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and do a tasting at Brown Hill Estate.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River travel planner .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Margaret River takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Brown Hill Estate, Cowaramup Bay
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

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