12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia visit planner

Make it your trip
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Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive
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Perth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Kangaroo Island

— 1 night
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner.

Sydney to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Albany

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then kick back and relax at Little Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, and then kick back and relax at Emu Point.

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Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. March in Albany sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Margaret River

— 4 nights
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.
Visit Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jewel Cave and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta), Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's much more to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and cruise along Caves Road.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:

Perth

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 28th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets, then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and finally stroll through Scarborough Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Perth tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Margaret River to Perth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Perth, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Gold Coast

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then stroll through Coolangatta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, then browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online route maker.

You can fly from Perth to Gold Coast in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Gold Coast is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.