15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

2
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bendalong Beach and Hyams Beach. Get outdoors at Callala Beach and Greenfield Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach and stroll through Murrays Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jervis Bay attractions planner .

Cleveland, USA to Jervis Bay is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cleveland in December: high temperatures in Jervis Bay hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Point and Hamelin Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Yallingup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's much more to do: stroll through Cowaramup Bay, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, Head underground at Lake Cave, and do a tasting at Stormflower Vineyard.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Jervis Bay to Margaret River in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Jewel Cave, Surfers Point, Meelup Beach
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

3
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.
Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Lowlands Beach and Nanarup Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Little Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albany online itinerary builder .

You can 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, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach

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.
Attractions like Manly Beach and Bondi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, kick back and relax at Congwong Beach, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary maker .

Fly from Albany to Sydney in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Albany to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albany in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Congwong Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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