19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly + bus:  21​h
1
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Hanoi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then Head underground at Jewel Cave, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary planner .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Margaret River is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanoi to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species 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 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island takes 11 hours. Traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

2
nights
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 24th (Mon): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, 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 ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Devils @ Cradle and Lake St. Clair. Visiting The Overland Track and Westmorland Falls will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Discover how to plan a Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

1
night
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Port Douglas by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, Sydney is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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