22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h
1
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Clare
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
6
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, snap pictures at Bloody Bridge, then stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emily Bay, and finally make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, then contemplate the long history of The Salthouse, and then kick back and relax at Point Ross.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Norfolk Island trip maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Norfolk Island is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Singapore to Norfolk Island. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in February, with highs in Norfolk Island at 28°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Norfolk Island to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Constitution Dock. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 5th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Richmond Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

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 7th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, and finally kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

1
night
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines, learn about winemaking at Pikes Wines, savor the flavors at Paulett Wines, then do a tasting at Crabtree Watervale Wines, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bungaree Station, do a tasting at Sussex Squire Wines, then do a tasting at Mitchell Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Jeanneret Wines.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Clare sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coles Bay to Clare. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Paulett Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines
Pikes Wines ©
Pikes Wines
Mitchell Winery ©
Mitchell Winery

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greens Pool and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Get a sense of the local culture at Singlefile Wines and National Anzac Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park), Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Anvil Beach (in Denmark). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lowlands Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, contemplate the long history of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nanarup Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Albany. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Brown Hill Estate and Redgate Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Stormflower Vineyard, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Margaret River driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Meelup Beach
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

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