14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Norfolk Island
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
3
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h
4
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
6
Port Campbell
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h
8
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then stroll through Trinity Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online visit planner .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Emily Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Norfolk Island planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Norfolk Island in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairns to Norfolk Island. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in May; daily highs in Norfolk Island reach 24°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Captain Cook's Monument ©
Captain Cook's Monument
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie attractions planner .

You can fly from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie due to the time zone difference. In May, Port Macquarie is little chillier than Norfolk Island - with highs of 16°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

1
day
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 6th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Port Macquarie to Coles Bay in 10 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Honeymoon Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
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 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, then admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Gaol
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

1
day
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 8th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Campbell road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

1
day
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then stroll through Little Beach, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yallingup Beach and Canal Rocks. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, & more) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, do a tasting at Willespie, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Margaret River trip planning tool .

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 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Willespie, Meelup Beach
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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