22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  13​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Denver

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wineglass Bay Lookout. There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Coles Bay is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Denver to Coles Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the next day, savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge. Step off the beaten path and head to Gibsons Steps and London Bridge. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip app .

Getting from Hobart to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Twelve Apostles
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Admirals Arch and Seal Bay Conservation Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach and identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Little Beach and Cheynes Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anvil Beach and Betty's Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup), Greens Pool (in Denmark) and Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity, and identify plant and animal life at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albany travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Albany are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Lowlands Beach
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hamelin Bay and Surfers Point. Escape the urban bustle at Ngilgi Cave and Lake Cave. Step out of Margaret River to go to Augusta and see Jewel Cave, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River day trip planning website .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Jewel Cave, Surfers Point, Ngilgi Cave
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online route planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Margaret River to Port Douglas in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Port Douglas. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Horseback Riding Tours

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