20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
3
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), Head underground at Lake Cave and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Plan my day in Margaret River using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Vancouver, Canada to Margaret River is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake Cave, Jewel Cave
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Greens Pool and National Anzac Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Cheynes Beach in Waychinicup National Park (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Betty's Beach, stroll through Little Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Albany sightseeing site .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheynes Beach, Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Albany to Port Campbell takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Constitution Dock, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow 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
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Spiky Beach Conservation Area.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay vacation maker website .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Coles Bay Jetty, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Spring Vale Wines
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 13th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then stroll through City Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get curious at Questacon, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Canberra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Launceston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

3
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 the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney online tour planner .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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