18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
+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 night
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.
On the 30th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns itinerary planning website .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. While traveling from Mumbai, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Emily Bay, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, then pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cresswell Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Point Ross.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Norfolk Island takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Norfolk Island is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect Norfolk Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

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

You can fly from Norfolk Island to Sydney in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Norfolk Time (NFT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Norfolk Island in April, Sydney is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
day
Coles Bay

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 5th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Coles Bay takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then make a trip to Gibsons Steps. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell road trip app .

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 your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Greens Pool, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and then get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Goode Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cheynes Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Albany in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Port Campbell to Albany, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cheynes Beach, Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Lake Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary website .

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 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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