16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
5
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the world behind art at GOMA, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Brisbane is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

3
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coogee Beach and Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fern Tree.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip site .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Hobart at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fern Tree
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, and then kick back and relax at Little Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then examine the collection at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and then kick back and relax at Misery Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Albany holiday builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Coles Bay to Albany takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Coles Bay to Albany, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Albany are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nanarup Beach
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Get some cultural insight at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Willespie. Change things up with a short trip to Jewel Cave in Augusta (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gnarabup Beach, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary planning app .

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. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Willespie, Meelup Beach, Cowaramup Bay
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

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