15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Perth
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Esperance
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Norseman
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Caiguna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Eucla
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Streaky Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Kangaroo Island
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Warrnambool
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Horsham
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Wodonga
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Bell Tower and then stroll through Scarborough Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Perth sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Perth hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Scarborough Beach
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Scarborough Beach
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The Bell Tower

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip maker tool .

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albany.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Mammoth Cave
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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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 8th (Sat), get great views at Padre White Lookout, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany tour planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Albany are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

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Esperance

Esperance
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. On the 9th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Esperance trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Norseman.

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#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks
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Norseman

Norseman ©
Norseman is a town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, 726km east of Perth and 278m above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Norseman online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Norseman takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Caiguna.

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#Wildlife, #Parks
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Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave ©
Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave

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Caiguna

Caiguna
To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Caiguna trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Norseman to Caiguna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 11th (Tue), you're off toEucla.

Things to do in Caiguna

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Nature
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Eucla

Eucla
Eucla is the easternmost locality in Western Australia, located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Eyre Highway, approximately 11km west of the South Australian border. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Eucla National Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Eucla road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Caiguna to Eucla in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Streaky Bay.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay
Streaky Bay is a coastal town on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia just off the Flinders Highway 303 km north west of Port Lincoln and 727 km by road from Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Point Labatt.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Streaky Bay trip builder website .

You can drive from Eucla to Streaky Bay in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Eucla to Streaky Bay is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

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#Wildlife, #Parks
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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli and then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Augusta day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Streaky Bay to Port Augusta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in Port Augusta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

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#Parks, #Shopping, #Museums
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park and then learn about winemaking at Ashton Hills Vineyard.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Adelaide online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Ashton Hills Vineyard, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park
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Ashton Hills Vineyard

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Melbourne.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Melbourne

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 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Yarra River.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

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Yarra River

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for Horsham on the 16th (Sun).

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Horsham

Horsham
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): trek along Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Horsham sightseeing planner .

Drive from Warrnambool to Horsham in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Wodonga.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Wodonga

Wodonga
Wodonga is a city on the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales, 300km north-east of Melbourne, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at High Country Rail Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wodonga route planner.

Traveling by car from Horsham to Wodonga takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Wodonga are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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