18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + bus:  19​h 45​min
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gnarabup Beach and Canal Rocks. You'll get in some beach time at Yallingup Beach and Meelup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Margaret River travel app .

Mumbai, India to Margaret River is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Meelup Beach
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Emu Point and Greens Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Middleton Beach and The Gap and Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Little Beach, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

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

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 December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Melbourne takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The National Pass and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, look for gifts at Opal Minded, take a stroll through The Rocks, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, The National Pass
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 18th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, then take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

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