19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Clare
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
5
Esperance
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Sydney, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. On the 28th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Clare Valley Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to St Aloysius Church, do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, then learn about winemaking at Crabtree Watervale Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Jeanneret Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bungaree Station, do a tasting at Paulett Wines, do a tasting at Mitchell Winery, then do a tasting at Sussex Squire Wines, and finally do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Clare online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Clare with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Paulett Wines
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines
Mitchell Winery ©
Mitchell Winery

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then make a trip to Gibsons Steps. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Campbell trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Clare to Port Campbell takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Hellfire Bay and then look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ten Mile Lagoon, kick back and relax at Salmon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Esperance trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Esperance takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Esperance due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Esperance are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Hellfire Bay ©
Hellfire Bay
Ten Mile Lagoon ©
Ten Mile Lagoon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Greens Pool and then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, then admire the masterpieces at Vancouver Arts Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Cosy Corner Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Esperance in December: highs in Albany hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Greens Pool, Cosy Corner Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the exciting artwork at Dilkes-Hoffman Ceramics Studio, kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River online trip planner .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Surfers Point
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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