20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Visit Horseshoe Bay and Carrickalinga Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Cleland Wildlife Park and Semaphore Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Seacliff Beach, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip builder tool .

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Adelaide. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Semaphore Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

4
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 Nanarup Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lights Beach and Little Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Shelley Beach, Moombaki Wines, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, view the masterpieces at Torbay Glass Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Albany takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Albany is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect Albany to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
nights
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.
Visiting Yallingup Beach and Hamelin Bay will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup (in Quedjinup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, and do a tasting at Redgate Wines.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Margaret River tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Surfers Point, Redgate Wines, Cowaramup Bay
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Let the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Richmond Gaol capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fern Tree.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hobart travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Hobart in 12 hours. Traveling from Margaret River to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Fern Tree, Kingston Beach, Bellerive Beach
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Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Wineglass Bay. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and East Coast Natureworld will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip 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 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Honeymoon Bay, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney to go to Jenolan Caves and see Jenolan Caves, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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