32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hannover
+2
train + subway + Fly:  27​h
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  9​h
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Albany
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 30​min
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
McLaren Vale
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Hannover

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder app .

Hannover, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hannover to Sydney. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Hannover in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Caves Beach and then stroll through Redhead Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zenith Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle route planner .

Getting from Sydney to Newcastle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Newcastle are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Newcastle

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Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Redhead Beach, Caves Beach
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach
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Redhead Beach

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach and then meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast tour builder tool .

You can fly from Newcastle to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jervis Bay.

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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
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Burleigh Heads Beach

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nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Visit Hyams Beach and Bendalong Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Callala Beach and Greenfield Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Gold Coast to Jervis Bay in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gold Coast in December since evenings lows in Jervis Bay dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

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Side Trips

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

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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. Visiting Thistle Cove and Ten Mile Lagoon will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Le Grand National Park and Great Ocean Drive. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hellfire Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance vacation planner .

Getting from Jervis Bay to Esperance by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. December in Esperance sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Get outdoors at Mammoth Cave and Hamelin Bay. When in Margaret River, make a side trip to see Jewel Cave in Augusta, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Surfers Point, learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Margaret River in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

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Side Trips

Gralyn Estate, McLeod Creek Wines, Surfers Point, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Mammoth Cave
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cheynes Beach and Little Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greens Pool and Cosy Corner Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and Denmark (Harewood Estate Winery, Parry Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nanarup Beach, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albany online travel route planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

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Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at London Bridge and Johanna Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Port Campbell National Park and Twelve Apostles. The adventure continues: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Albany to Port Campbell takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Port Campbell

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Side Trips

Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. We've included these beaches for you: Blowhole Beach and Morgan Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Cleland Wildlife Park and Carrickalinga Beach. Explore McLaren Vale's surroundings by going to Port Elliot (Horseshoe Bay & Boomer Beach), Waitpinga Beach (in Waitpinga) and Goolwa Beach (in Goolwa). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, learn about winemaking at Hugo Wines, admire the majestic nature at Deep Creek Conservation Park, and see the vivid underwater world at Port Noarlunga Reef.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our McLaren Vale trip maker .

Drive from Port Campbell to McLaren Vale in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

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Side Trips

Delamere, Port Elliot, Aldinga Beach, Hugo Wines, Port Noarlunga Reef
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

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