17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + foot + train:  19​h 45​min
1
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h
3
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, then look for gifts at The Real McCaul, and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach and then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary maker site .

Los Angeles, USA to Noosa is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Noosa due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Eumundi, Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 24th (Mon), browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Treeton Fine Wood Studio. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Stormflower Vineyard, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Gold Coast to Margaret River takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gold Coast to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Denmark.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stormflower Vineyard, Meelup Beach, Lake Cave, Treeton Fine Wood Studio, Cowaramup Bay
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

2
nights
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 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lowlands Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cosy Corner Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Anvil Beach, then stop by South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denmark day trip planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Denmark by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albany, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lucky Bay and Ten Mile Lagoon. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Le Grand National Park and Thistle Cove. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Haven Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Esperance trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Esperance takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Bilgola Beach in Bilgola--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel tool .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Sydney takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Esperance in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Bilgola Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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