42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Zurich
+2
Fly + bus + train:  23​h 45​min
Fremantle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Albany
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Denham
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
Zurich

3
days
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Explore hidden gems such as Rockingham Beach and St. George's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Fremantle: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Kings Park & Botanic Garden (in Perth) and Lane Pool Reserve (in Dwellingup). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Fremantle Round House.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fremantle trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Fremantle is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Fremantle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get warmer in Fremantle: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Perth, Caversham Wildlife Park, Lane Pool Reserve, Rockingham Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
The Fremantle Round House ©
The Fremantle Round House

5
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meelup Beach and Bunker Bay. Get some cultural insight at Wise Wine and Juniper Margaret River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Canal Rocks) and Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, relax in the rural setting at Margaret River Venison Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Giants Cave, and kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River trip planner .

You can drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cape Naturaliste, Wise Wine, Juniper Margaret River
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Princess Royal Fortress and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist. Escape the urban bustle at Middleton Beach and Little Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Tree Top Walk (in Walpole), Denmark (Anvil Beach, Harewood Forest, & more) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point, kick back and relax at Cheynes Beach, steep yourself in history at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Albany are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll, Tree Top Walk, Cheynes Beach
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Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll

1
day
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, admire all the interesting features of The Superpit, take some stellar pictures from Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout, then contemplate the long history of Hannans North Tourist Mine, and finally make a trip to Kalgoorlie Town Hall.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Kalgoorlie-Boulder takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albany in December: high temperatures in Kalgoorlie-Boulder hover around 38°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout ©

5
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove. Take a break from the city and head to Lucky Bay and Ten Mile Lagoon. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, enjoy the sand and surf at Hellfire Bay, don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, and view the masterpieces at Section Glass Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Esperance is slightly colder than Kalgoorlie-Boulder - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Esperance Stonehenge ©
Esperance Stonehenge
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

4
days
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Popular historic sites such as Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Potshot Memorial are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Ningaloo Reef and Osprey Bay. Spend the 9th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Exmouth trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Exmouth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Esperance in January, with highs in Exmouth at 44°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Osprey Bay ©
Osprey Bay

4
days
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shell Beach and Monkey Mia. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Bay and Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Stromatolites of Shark Bay, kick back and relax at Little Lagoon, and get great views at Eagle Bluff.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Denham vacation planner.

Drive from Exmouth to Denham in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Denham

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Monkey Mia
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Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Eagle Bluff ©
Eagle Bluff

6
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gorge Wildlife Park and Blowhole Beach. Popular historic sites such as Carrick Hill and North Terrace are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Clare (Crabtree Watervale Wines & Riesling Trail), Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, make a trip to Old Gum Tree Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Denham to Adelaide in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Denham to Adelaide, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Henley Beach, Clare, Beerenberg Farm, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

4
days
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve. Get some cultural insight at Road Transport Hall of Fame and The Residency. Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, explore the galleries of Talapi, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect Alice Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Centre
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

2
days
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Territory Wildlife Park, then identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, and then take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, then meet the residents at Crocodylus Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in January, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Territory Wildlife Park
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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