16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  21​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Canberra
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 45​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
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 20th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On your second day here, get great views at Constitution Dock, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, and finally see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart online trip itinerary builder .

Pune, India to Hobart is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Hobart is 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Mon), examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally walk around City Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Launceston journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature
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City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, stop by DUX Collection Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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You can fly from Launceston to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Launceston in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 26th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then examine the collection at Roto House, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie route planner .

Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Canberra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

1
day
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, make a trip to The Grotto, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Campbell trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Canberra to Port Campbell by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to 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 Nature Parks
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National 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), explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, then stroll through Middleton Beach, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December in Albany, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 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 Museums Outdoors
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and Jewel Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and cruise along Caves Road.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Margaret River trip planner .

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) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach, Vasse Felix Winery
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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