18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + train:  26​h
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  9​h
3
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
5
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, then get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, then browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and finally browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast visit planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Gold Coast is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Gold Coast is 15 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in November; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. For shopping fun, head to The Real McCaul or MaisyMoo. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Eumundi, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

1
night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by The Sandalwood Gallery Broome, stop by Willie Creek Pearls Cable Beach Showroom, then stroll through Cable Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Broome itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Noosa to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denmark.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Sandalwood Gallery Broome ©
The Sandalwood Gallery Broome

1
night
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, then look for gifts at Yilgarnia Wines and Wildflowers, then kick back and relax at Greens Pool, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Anvil Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, and then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Denmark trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Broome to Denmark by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Broome in November: high temperatures in Denmark hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Albany, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
South Coast WoodWorks Gallery ©
South Coast WoodWorks Gallery

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hallett Cove Conservation Park, then stop by McLaren Unvaled, then browse the fresh offerings at Harvest the Fleurieu, and finally pick up some local products at Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, then wander the streets of Rundle Mall, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Denmark to Adelaide takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market, McLaren Vale, Harvest the Fleurieu
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Harvest the Fleurieu ©
Harvest the Fleurieu

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Coles Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Waubs Bay Gallery
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Hobart

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.
On the 17th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then stop by Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Hobart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery ©
Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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