12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
Fly + bus:  30​h
1
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Bordeaux

5
nights
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.
Visiting Bunker Bay and Meelup Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Sugarloaf Rock and Vasse Felix Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Ngilgi Cave, & more) and Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Gnarabup Beach, cruise along Caves Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary maker app .

Bordeaux, France to Margaret River is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Boranup, Vasse Felix Winery
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Little Beach and Greens Pool. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Rocks and Harewood Forest. Step out of Albany to go to Walpole and see Tree Top Walk, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, examine the collection at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and stroll through Middleton Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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