17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
6
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
7
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in April, plan for slightly colder days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then get great views at Anzac Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

Plan trip to Alice Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Cairns in April, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker tool .

Fly from Alice Springs to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in April, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
day
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 9th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Coles Bay in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 10th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart holiday builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and then make a trip to Gibsons Steps. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

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Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

1
day
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 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany, then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany road trip planning tool .

Getting from Port Campbell to Albany by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Nature Parks
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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 discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, and stroll through Hamelin Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River online trip itinerary 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 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, McLeod Creek Wines, Ngilgi Cave
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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