20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
+2
Fly + foot + train:  20​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Pune

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder .

Pune, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Pune to Gold Coast, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

1
night
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 27th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Overland Track.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Gold Coast to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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 29th (Sat): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then stroll through Friendly Beaches, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay visit planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart holiday app .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Food Tours
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, take a stroll through North Terrace, then wander the streets of Rundle Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seacliff Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Hobart to Adelaide in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in January: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
North Terrace ©
North Terrace
Seacliff Beach ©
Seacliff Beach

2
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hellfire Bay and Blue Haven Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Thistle Cove and Ten Mile Lagoon. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Great Ocean Drive.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance travel tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Esperance in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Esperance due to the time zone difference. In January in Esperance, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, then kick back and relax at Anvil Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cosy Corner Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then stroll through Nanarup Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albany day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Esperance in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Albany: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Meelup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Margaret River Chocolate Company and Surfers Point. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Jewel Cave in Augusta, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, Head underground at Lake Cave, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Meelup Beach, Jewel Cave, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

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