22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  36​h
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Newark

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Lake Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip builder site .

Newark, USA to Margaret River is an approximately 36-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Newark to Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Lake Cave, Meelup Beach, Cape Grace Wines, Ngilgi Cave
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
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Food Tours
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Greens Pool and Cheynes Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, stroll through Cosy Corner Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany route planner .

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. February in Albany sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Port Campbell National Park and Loch Ard Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Apollo Bay (Mariners Lookout & Mait's Rest). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge and take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell online day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Albany to Port Campbell in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Richmond Bridge and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 27th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart tour app .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Opossum Bay Beach, Richmond Bridge, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the next day, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then stroll through Denison Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Spiky Beach Conservation Area.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel route builder .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney attractions planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and train. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Ross, then stroll through Emily Bay, and finally make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cemetery Bay, then pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument, and finally explore the activities along Cresswell Bay.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Norfolk Island trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Norfolk Island in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Norfolk Island. In March, daytime highs in Norfolk Island are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama ©
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

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