15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Quito
Fly:  32​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
4
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Denmark
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Quito

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 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary builder website .

Quito, Ecuador to Hobart is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to Hobart is 15 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach, Opossum Bay Beach
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and then stroll through Spiky Beach Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then stop by Melshell Oysters, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Swansea
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Barnabas Chapel and Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama. Relax by the water at Emily Bay and Point Ross. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pitcairn Settlers Village, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, and look for gifts at Reflections of Norfolk Island.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Norfolk Island trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Norfolk Island in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coles Bay to Norfolk Island. In January, daytime highs in Norfolk Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): do a tasting at Redgate Wines, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Norfolk Island to Margaret River in 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Norfolk Island to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Redgate Wines, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Cowaramup Bay
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Lights Beach, kick back and relax at Greens Pool, then learn about winemaking at Singlefile Wines, and finally stop by The Denmark Heritage Cider Company. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Harewood Estate Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Anvil Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lowlands Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cosy Corner Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denmark visit website .

Getting from Margaret River to Denmark by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Denmark sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Denmark

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Coogee Beach and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Denmark to Sydney in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denmark to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Denmark in January, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Outdoors, #Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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