56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Adelaide
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Port Augusta
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Nullarbor
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Bremer Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Albany
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Northcliffe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Augusta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Yallingup
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Bunbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Mandurah
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
Perth
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: London

9
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cleland Wildlife Park and Horseshoe Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aldinga Beach and Boomer Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Blowhole Beach (in Delamere). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Adelaide International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Greenock, Port Elliot, Aldinga Beach, Henley Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

few
hours
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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Homestead Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, and then admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta online trip planner .

Drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Port Augusta are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Port Augusta

#Parks, #Museums
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

4
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
You'll get in some beach time at Fishery Bay and Sleaford Bay. Visiting Shark Diving and Lincoln National Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Forest Tourist Park and take some stellar pictures from Winter Hill Lookout.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip planning tool .

Drive from Port Augusta to Port Lincoln in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Nullarbor.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Fishery Bay ©
Fishery Bay
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

1
night
Nullarbor

Nullarbor ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Great Australian Bight.

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Traveling by car from Port Lincoln to Nullarbor takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will leave for Esperance on the 10th (Sun).
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Great Australian Bight ©
Great Australian Bight

5
nights
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. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Le Grand National Park and Thistle Cove. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Twilight Bay and Lucky Bay. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Haven Beach, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, make a trip to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, and look for gifts at Mermaid Leather.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Esperance visit site .

Traveling by car from Nullarbor to Esperance takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bremer Bay.

Things to do in Esperance

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

3
nights
Bremer Bay

Bremer Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fitzgerald River National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Bremer Bay General Store, then look for gifts at Gnornbup Wines, and then see the interesting displays at Wellstead Heritage Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bremer Bay journey planning website .

You can drive from Esperance to Bremer Bay in 4.5 hours. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Bremer Bay

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping
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Fitzgerald River National Park ©
Fitzgerald River National Park
Wellstead Heritage Museum ©
Wellstead Heritage Museum

7
nights
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 outdoors at Greens Pool and Misery Beach. Relax by the water at Little Beach and Shelley Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands), Denmark (Dark Side Chocolates, Anvil Beach, & more) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Emu Point, explore the striking landscape of Cable Beach, look for gifts at Icky Finks Variety Store, and stroll through Middleton Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Albany trip app .

Traveling by car from Bremer Bay to Albany takes 2 hours. In February in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Northcliffe.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Bluff Knoll
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Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll

4
nights
Northcliffe

Northcliffe ©
Northcliffe is a town located in the lower South West region of Western Australia, about 28km south of the town of Pemberton. Get outdoors at Tree Top Walk and Beedelup National Park. Explore Northcliffe's surroundings by going to Pemberton (Gloucester Tree, Big Brook Dam, & more), Walpole (Giant Tingle Tree, Mandalay Beach, & more) and Peaceful Bay (in Denmark).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Northcliffe journey planner.

You can drive from Albany to Northcliffe in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Augusta.

Things to do in Northcliffe

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Walpole, Pemberton, Peaceful Bay
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Giant Tingle Tree ©
Giant Tingle Tree
Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk
Mandalay Beach ©
Mandalay Beach

3
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Jewel Cave and Mammoth Cave. Go for a jaunt from Augusta to Rosa Brook to see Brown Hill Estate about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, indulge your taste buds at Blackwood Meadery Karridale, contemplate the long history of Water wheel, and learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Augusta trip planner .

Drive from Northcliffe to Augusta in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yallingup.

Things to do in Augusta

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Karridale, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Boranup Karri Forest, Arlewood Estate, Mammoth Cave
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

3
nights
Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Gnarabup Beach and Ngilgi Cave. Change things up with a short trip to Sunflowers Animal Farm in Margaret River (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks, savor the flavors at Margaret River Venison Farm, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yallingup journey planner .

You can drive from Augusta to Yallingup in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bunbury.

Things to do in Yallingup

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Margaret River, Dunsborough, Margaret River Chocolate Company
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

2
nights
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
On the 7th (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bunbury Wildlife Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Marlston Hill Lookout Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Bunbury Farmers Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Mangrove Boardwalk, and then explore the activities along Koombana Bay.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bunbury driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Yallingup to Bunbury in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mandurah.

Things to do in Bunbury

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Koombana Bay ©
Koombana Bay
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park
Bunbury Farmers Market ©
Bunbury Farmers Market

5
nights
Mandurah

Mandurah ©
Mandurah is a coastal city in Western Australia, situated approximately 72km south of the state capital, Perth. We've included these beaches for you: Rockingham Beach and Warnbro Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Mandurah Cruises and Palm Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mandurah: Cohunu Koala Park (in Byford) and Rockingham (Point Peron & Penguin Island). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Halls Head Beach, take in the waterfront at Dolphin Quay, appreciate the history behind Mandurah War Memorial, and take in the exciting artwork at Emma Blyth Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mandurah trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Bunbury to Mandurah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Mandurah

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rockingham, Warnbro Beach, Cohunu Koala Park
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Penguin Island ©
Penguin Island

8
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Visiting Caversham Wildlife Park and Scarborough Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Cottesloe Beach and South Beach Recreation Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle Markets, & more), Sorrento Beach (in Sorrento) and Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Mettam's Pool, identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Perth tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Mandurah to Perth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Trigg, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Bells Rapids Park
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Swan River ©
Swan River
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