17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Longreach
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Echuca
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Augusta
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and Jaques Coffee Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairns is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Jaques Coffee Plantation ©
Jaques Coffee Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Longreach trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Longreach by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Longreach, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums
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2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Explore hidden gems such as Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Get some cultural insight at Roto House and Tacking Point Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Rocks Ferry Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Gaol Point, and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Longreach to Port Macquarie takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Longreach in November, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Rocks Ferry Reserve
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Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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.
Richmond Gaol and Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Constitution Dock and May Queen. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 17th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Hobart takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in November, Hobart is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Echuca.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Food Tours
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

1
day
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, then go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, then examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, and finally learn about winemaking at St Anne Vineyards.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Echuca trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Echuca takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Anne Vineyards
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

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 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Point King Lighthouse, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, then examine the collection at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and finally make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Echuca to Albany in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Echuca to Albany due to the time zone difference. In November in Albany, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Point King Lighthouse ©
Point King Lighthouse

1
night
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, Head underground at Lake Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally stop by Augusta X-treme Outdoor Sports and Camping.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Augusta travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Augusta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Augusta

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Boranup
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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