28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
4
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Houston

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Visiting Manly Beach and Clovelly will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online travel route planner .

Houston, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, tram, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Houston to Sydney. In February, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Houston - with highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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 get in some beach time at Anvil Beach and Little Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lowlands Beach and Lights Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Greens Pool & Rising Star Winery) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goode Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Albany online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Albany takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Albany is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Albany when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yallingup Beach and Surfers Point. Visiting Meelup Beach and Ngilgi Cave will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Margaret River online trip builder .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Redgate Wines, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

4
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Squeaky Beach and Woodside Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Reeeves Beach and Robertson Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Alberton Cemetery in Alberton (about 56 minutes away). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Little Waterloo Bay. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Picnic Bay, trek along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Norman Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park route planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Margaret River to Wilsons Promontory National Park. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Wilsons Promontory National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Woodside, Robertson Beach, Alberton Cemetery
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Reeeves Beach ©
Reeeves Beach

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Wineglass Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Natureworld. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Denison Beach (in Bicheno) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Coles Bay takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Freycinet, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Opossum Bay Beach. Get some cultural insight at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Fern Tree. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hobart journey builder app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in February, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Hinsby Beach, Kingston Beach, Macquarie Island
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach

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