15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  20​h
1
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Bicheno
— 1 night
+4
bus + Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 30​min
7
Port Campbell
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h
9
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Pune

1
night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, admire the sheer force of Barron Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, then look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Palm Cove sightseeing planner .

Pune, India to Palm Cove is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Pune to Palm Cove. In December in Palm Cove, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

1
day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Kirra Beach, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast route planning website .

You can fly from Palm Cove to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Palm Cove in December, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
day
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Roto House, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then hike along Coastal walk, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a stroll through The Rocks, then kick back and relax at Manly Beach, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Port Macquarie in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Constitution Dock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and finally do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bicheno online itinerary maker .

Drive from Hobart to Bicheno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Bicheno sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
day
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, then revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Campbell online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Bicheno to Port Campbell in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
day
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island journey builder app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
day
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 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then stroll through Middleton Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. December in Albany sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jewel Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). The adventure continues: Head underground at Lake Cave, admire all the interesting features of Caves Road, stop by Margaret River Chocolate Company, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Yallingup, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Margaret River Chocolate Company
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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