14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne


1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 6th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at London Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

Plan my day in Port Campbell using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lowlands Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelley Beach. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then stroll through Goode Beach, and then kick back and relax at Misery Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Albany trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Albany takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In January in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelley Beach, Lowlands Beach
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Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Misery Beach ©
Misery Beach

2
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.
On the 10th (Thu), Head underground at Lake Cave, then Head underground at Jewel Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Surfers Point, do a tasting at Willespie, and then kick back and relax at Meelup Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Margaret River online journey builder .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Lake Cave, Willespie, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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 12th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Opossum Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, then kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hobart sightseeing planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Hobart by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Hobart due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Opossum Bay Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Bellerive Beach
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach

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.
On the 14th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Denison Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then make a trip to Sydney Opera House. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and train. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
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 18th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Coolangatta Beach and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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