11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Esperance
— 2 nights
3
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Port Kennedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder
To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip planner.

Sydney to Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Kalgoorlie-Boulder due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kalgoorlie-Boulder: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Esperance.
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2
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. On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, then steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, enjoy the sand and surf at Hellfire Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thistle Cove.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Esperance trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in January, things will get little chillier in Esperance: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cosy Corner Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Betty's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cheynes Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Goode Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanarup Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany day trip planning site .

Getting from Esperance to Albany by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Esperance, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denmark.

Things to do in Albany

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Nanarup Beach ©
Nanarup Beach

2
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Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lowlands Beach, then kick back and relax at Shelley Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anvil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Harewood Estate Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Peaceful Bay, then learn about winemaking at Moombaki Wines, and finally kick back and relax at Lights Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denmark trip planner .

Getting from Albany to Denmark by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Denmark can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Denmark

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lowlands Beach
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Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach
Peaceful Bay ©
Peaceful Bay
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach, then do a tasting at Vasse Felix Winery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yallingup Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): look for gifts at Candy Cow, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, then kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Denmark to Margaret River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Kennedy.

Things to do in Margaret River

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Yallingup Beach, Surfers Point, Cowaramup Bay
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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Port Kennedy

Port Kennedy ©
Port Kennedy is an outer southern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, located within the City of Rockingham.Port Kennedy is built on Becher Point and because of its geomorphological history it is home to an unusual wetland formation, called the Becher Wetland Suite. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): choose your vessel at Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, then kick back and relax at Silver Sands Beach, and then tee off at The Links Kennedy Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Kennedy tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Port Kennedy by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in Port Kennedy sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Kennedy

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mandurah, Warnbro Beach
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The Links Kennedy Bay ©
The Links Kennedy Bay
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach
Silver Sands Beach ©
Silver Sands Beach

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