23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Dublin
Fly:  32​h
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
Dublin

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bunker Bay and Meelup Beach. Visiting Yallingup Beach and Jewel Cave will get you outdoors. Step out of Margaret River to go to Busselton and see Busselton Jetty, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Margaret River online day trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Margaret River is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Margaret River is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

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Side Trips

Bunker Bay, Brown Hill Estate, Busselton Jetty, Meelup Beach, Jewel Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

4
days
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 Lowlands Beach and Middleton Beach. Visiting Cosy Corner Beach and Little Beach, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Ocean Beach, Greens Pool, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, stroll through Misery Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albany tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach

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 Salmon Beach and Blue Haven Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hellfire Bay and West Beach. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Beach, cruise along Great Ocean Drive, identify plant and animal life at Thistle Cove, and contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Esperance trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Esperance sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Esperance

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

4
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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Dee Why Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Esperance to Sydney in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Traveling from Esperance in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
days
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Nelson Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bendalong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabbage Beach, kick back and relax at Callala Beach, and then stroll through Blenheim Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jervis Bay trip planner .

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jervis Bay, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Cabbage Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

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