15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
3
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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hours
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then make a trip to Southbank, and then stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip tool .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Fitzroy Gardens ©
Fitzroy Gardens
Southbank ©
Southbank

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then make a trip to Gibsons Steps. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, then make a trip to The Grotto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Port Campbell online vacation planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Port Campbell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Denmark to see Greens Pool about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, and see the interesting displays at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

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Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Albany in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Albany is minus 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cosy Corner Beach, Greens Pool
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

3
nights
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 Meelup Beach and McHenry Hohnen Vintners. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Margaret River journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Augusta, Lake Cave, Hay Shed Hill, The Cellar, Meelup Beach, Ngilgi Cave
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Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

1
night
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 5th (Fri), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Hobart in 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Hobart due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Richmond
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Food Tours
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
On the 9th (Tue), make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery, kick back and relax at Emily Bay, then contemplate the long history of Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Ross, and finally steep yourself in history at The Barracks.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Norfolk Island attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Norfolk Island takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) to Norfolk Time (NFT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama ©
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

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