17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + bus:  32​h
1
Coles Bay
— 1 night
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  35​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip site .

Philadelphia, USA to Coles Bay is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Coles Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 5th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Brown Hill Estate and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Margaret River takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Coles Bay to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Brown Hill Estate, Redgate Wines, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Redgate Wines ©
Redgate Wines

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Singlefile Wines and National Anzac Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greens Pool and Anvil Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Albany are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Albany, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt, tour the pleasant surroundings at Emily Bay, and then stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, explore the activities along Cresswell Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Ross, and finally make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Norfolk Island day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Norfolk Island in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Norfolk Time (NFT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Norfolk Island sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Pitt ©
Mount Pitt
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

Similar Plans

21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM QATAR December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia SEE PLAN December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT