19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
1
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Esperance
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
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 16th (Wed): Head underground at Mammoth Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Hamelin Bay Jetty. On the next day, stroll through Surfers Point, then take in the exciting artwork at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup, and then stroll through Meelup Beach.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Margaret River is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup, Meelup Beach, Hamelin Bay Jetty
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Anvil Beach and Lowlands Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cosy Corner Beach and Shelley Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lights Beach, explore the activities along Prawn Rock Channel, and stroll through Greens Pool.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Denmark travel planning tool .

You can drive from Margaret River to Denmark in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Denmark are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Lucky Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thistle Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ten Mile Lagoon.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Esperance online vacation builder .

Drive from Denmark to Esperance in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. January in Esperance sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Esperance

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

1
night
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Kingston Beach. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Fly from Esperance to Hobart in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Esperance to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Esperance in January: highs in Hobart hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

3
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and finally kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip maker website .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 28th (Mon), learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the masterpieces at ArtVo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Melbourne in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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