17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cairns Art Gallery and St Monica's Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at Mission Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Kuranda (Barron Falls & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary), Agincourt Reef (in Port Douglas) and Spas (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing planner .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Kuranda, Mission Beach, Agincourt Reef, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery

4
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.
Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door and Harmans Estate Winery and Distillery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Canal Rocks and Mammoth Cave will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Dunsborough (Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse & Meelup Beach), Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, explore the ancient world of Hamelin Bay Jetty, Head underground at Lake Cave, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Margaret River in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cairns to Margaret River, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Dunsborough, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Beach and Greens Pool. Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany trip planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. November in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

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