14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
Fly + bus:  30​h
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  28​h
End: Bordeaux

2
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.
On the 15th (Wed), Head underground at Lake Cave, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Hamelin Bay Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, Head underground at Ngilgi Cave, then kick back and relax at Meelup Beach, and finally do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online trip maker .

Bordeaux, France to Margaret River is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bordeaux to Margaret River is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Meelup Beach, Ngilgi Cave
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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.
On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and then kick back and relax at Middleton Beach.

Plan trip to Albany with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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 Raptor Domain. Explore hidden gems such as Kangaroo Island Spirits and Flinders Chase National Park. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and take an in-depth tour of Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island vacation tool .

Getting from Albany to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart holiday planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 5.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

2
nights
Cairns

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.
On the 24th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Cairns by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. While traveling from Hobart, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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