19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, stroll through Middleton Beach, admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and finally make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Albany trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Albany is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Albany. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: high temperatures in Albany hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Museums Outdoors
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): Head underground at Lake Cave, then get a taste of the local shopping with Jahroc Galleries, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Margaret River driving holiday planner .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Lake Cave, McLeod Creek Wines
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Stokes Bay Bush Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart tour itinerary 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. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff and then hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

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

Parks Nature Trails
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at Old Parliament House, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then get curious at Questacon, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Telstra Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Canberra day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Canberra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Canberra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Arboretum Canberra ©
National Arboretum Canberra

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Emily Bay, then try for a hole-in-one at Walk in the Wild, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cresswell Bay, then contemplate the long history of The Crankmill, and finally kick back and relax at Point Ross.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island road trip tool .

Fly from Canberra to Norfolk Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canberra to Norfolk Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Norfolk Island, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama ©
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning website .

You can fly from Norfolk Island to Cairns in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Cairns. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Norfolk Island in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach
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Helicopter Tours
Balloon Rides
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground

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