23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + bus:  19​h 45​min
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h
4
Warrnambool
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
5
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
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 Wine Tours & Tastings and Jewel Cave. Go for a jaunt from Margaret River to Augusta to see Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Margaret River day trip site .

Ahmedabad, India to Margaret River is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Margaret River, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, McLeod Creek Wines
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Food Tours
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Greens Pool and National Anzac Centre. Step out of Albany with an excursion to Cheynes Beach in Waychinicup National Park--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Little Beach, stroll through Misery Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albany holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Greens Pool, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 3rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and then grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Warrnambool in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
day
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 7th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay sightseeing planning site .

Do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi from Warrnambool to Coles Bay in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bicheno
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Food Tours. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart road trip tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online road trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Sydney is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get curious at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Canberra in January, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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