17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  30​h
1
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  12​h 45​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
4
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  13​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Emily Bay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Anson Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Ross, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Norfolk Island road trip site .

Washington DC, USA to Norfolk Island is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Norfolk Island is 16 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, Norfolk Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama ©
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Norfolk Island to Port Campbell takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Norfolk Island to Port Campbell is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs tour planning app .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Alice Springs in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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 21st (Sun): learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Payet Gallery, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, McLeod Creek Wines
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

2
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, then make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, then get great views at Padre White Lookout, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

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.
On the 25th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Albany to Coles Bay in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 27th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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