19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and then stroll through Turquoise Bay. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Shothole Canyon and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Exmouth trip maker tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Exmouth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Exmouth is 1 hour. When traveling from Bangkok in May, plan for slightly colder days in Exmouth, with highs around 33°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Shark Diving
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Mammoth Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: cruise along Caves Road, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, and get your game on at Little Monsters Play Centre Margaret River.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Margaret River vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Exmouth to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, McLeod Creek Wines, Hay Shed Hill, The Cellar
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Food Tours
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Greens Pool and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Forest Hill Vineyard). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the 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 May, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs online travel planner .

You can fly from Albany to Alice Springs in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albany in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Richmond Bridge and Mount Nelson Lookout. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 25th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip maker site .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Hobart in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, wander the streets of The Rocks, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planning site .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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