8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
4
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
6
Port Campbell
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coles Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
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Port Douglas

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), stroll through Wonga Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and then stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Coles Bay to Port Douglas in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cowaramup Bay, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Margaret River in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Jewel Cave, Surfers Point, McLeod Creek Wines, Cowaramup Bay
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, grab your bike and head to Ellen Cove Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Albany online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Ellen Cove Boardwalk ©
Ellen Cove Boardwalk
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell road trip planner .

Getting from Albany to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Port Campbell is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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