21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  20​h
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
St Kilda
— Few hours
taxi:  15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  3​h 45​min
Manly
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

4
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and Aviation Heritage Museum. Get in touch with nature at Rockingham Beach and Swan River. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle (St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle & The Fremantle Round House) and Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach, see the interesting displays at Scitech, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perth travel route builder app .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Warnbro Beach, Rockingham Beach, City Beach, Aviation Heritage Museum
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Surfers Point and Meelup Beach. Appreciate the collections at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Swallows Welcome Art Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Canal Rocks) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and stroll through Gnarabup Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River sightseeing planner.

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Surfers Point, Providore
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
days
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. Relax by the water at Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove. Esperance Museum and Esperance Stonehenge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lucky Bay, kick back and relax at Hellfire Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Section Glass Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lucky Bay Brewing.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Esperance in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St Kilda.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

few
hours
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, explore and take pictures at Rippon Lea, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St Kilda day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Esperance to St Kilda in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Esperance in November, expect nights in St Kilda to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in St Kilda

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Rippon Lea, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Rippon Lea ©
Rippon Lea

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): catch the contagious excitement of Flemington Racecourse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Collins St/Swanston St. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Melbourne is just a short distance from St Kilda. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge Beach
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary ©
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

1
day
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
On the 15th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery, stroll through Little Manly Beach, then trek along Long Reef Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manly trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Melbourne to Manly in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Manly when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Manly

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Long Reef Point
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Little Manly Beach ©
Little Manly Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery ©

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner .

Sydney is very close to Manly. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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