17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly + train:  28​h
1
Katoomba
— 1 night
+3
train + Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Oslo

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 11th (Mon), stroll through The Giant Stairway, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Logan Brae Orchard, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Evans Crown, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip app .

Oslo, Norway to Katoomba is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Katoomba, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Oslo in March; daily highs in Katoomba reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Evans Crown, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Logan Brae Orchard
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Evans Crown ©
Evans Crown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Katoomba to Coles Bay in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Constitution Dock, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 17th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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.
Visiting Little Beach and Lowlands Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cheynes Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Anvil Beach & Greens Pool). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Betty's Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Albany holiday website .

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. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Albany due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meelup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Get in touch with nature at Hamelin Bay and Mammoth Cave. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Jewel Cave, Meelup Beach
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

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