15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  31​h
1
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Ross. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, contemplate the long history of Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, then stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery, and finally kick back and relax at Emily Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Norfolk Island trip planner .

Newark, USA to Norfolk Island is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Norfolk Time (NFT) is 16 hours. Traveling from Newark in March, things will get much hotter in Norfolk Island: highs are around 75°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Mount Pitt ©
Mount Pitt
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, explore the striking landscape at Jewel Cave, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, then kick back and relax at Surfers Point, then do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Norfolk Island to Margaret River in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Norfolk Island to Margaret River, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Cape Grace Wines, Surfers Point
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

3
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Take a break from the city and head to Anvil Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Visit Lowlands Beach and Lights Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Denmark: Albany (Misery Beach & The Gap and Natural Bridge). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Shelley Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach.

Before you visit Denmark, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Denmark takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Denmark are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Albany, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach
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Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

2
nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salmon Beach and Esperance Stonehenge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hellfire Bay and Cape Le Grand National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove and kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Esperance tour planner.

Getting from Denmark to Esperance by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March in Esperance, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Hellfire Bay ©
Hellfire Bay

2
nights
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 28th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

You can fly from Esperance to Hobart in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Esperance in March, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 52°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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