9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  13​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, Head underground at Lake Cave, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip builder site .

San Francisco, USA to Margaret River is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from San Francisco to Margaret River. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Cape Grace Wines, Lake Cave, McLeod Creek Wines
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Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and finally stroll through Goode Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Albany visit planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in March, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Museums
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Albany to Coles Bay takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Albany to Coles Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

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

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 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

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

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 79°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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