14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h
5
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Milan

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), engage your brain at Questacon, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra online driving holiday planner .

Milan, Italy to Canberra is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Milan to Canberra due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Canberra: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

1
day
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.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Canberra to Hobart by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Canberra in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
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.
On the 29th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online trip 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 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 31st (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island online travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Coles Bay to Kangaroo Island in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Misery Beach, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and then kick back and relax at Little Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany day trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Misery Beach ©
Misery Beach
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then explore the striking landscape at Jewel Cave, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Margaret River trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Wine Tours & Tastings

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