27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and finally Head underground at Mammoth Cave. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Ngilgi Cave and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary tool .

Manchester, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Ngilgi Cave
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Kayaking & Canoeing
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and then kick back and relax at Little Beach. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool and then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Albany are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. see Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then make a trip to Constitution Dock. On the next day, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart vacation builder site .

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

2
nights
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 8th (Thu): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld and then look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Burley Griffin and National Museum of Australia. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Canberra day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Canberra takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and train. In April, daytime highs in Canberra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

2
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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and finally don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Katoomba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in April, things will get a bit warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

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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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Manly Beach, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online journey planner .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Agincourt Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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