8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+4
shuttle + subway + Fly + bus + Drive:  26​h
1
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h 15​min
3
Denmark
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Seattle


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 22nd (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel route planner .

Seattle, USA to Coles Bay is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Seattle to Coles Bay due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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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 23rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Opossum Bay Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning site .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Denmark.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Opossum Bay Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

2
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Anvil Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lowlands Beach and Shelley Beach. Explore Denmark's surroundings by going to Nanarup Beach (in Nanarup) and Albany (National Anzac Centre & Betty's Beach). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Greens Pool and stroll through Lights Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Denmark travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Denmark in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Denmark due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Denmark can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Albany, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

1
day
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.
On the 27th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Denmark to Sydney takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denmark to Sydney. Traveling from Denmark in January, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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