19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
4
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

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 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Manly Beach, then stroll through Clovelly, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. On your second day here, wander the streets of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hyams Beach and Murrays Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay route planner .

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Jervis Bay, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Picnic Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Norman Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planner .

Getting from Jervis Bay to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach

3
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ten Mile Lagoon and Salmon Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thistle Cove and Twilight Bay. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Blue Haven Beach, kick back and relax at West Beach, and take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Esperance route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Esperance. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

1
night
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cosy Corner Beach, then kick back and relax at Shelley Beach, and then stroll through Lowlands Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Greens Pool, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lights Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anvil Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denmark trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Denmark in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in December, you will find days in Denmark are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Denmark

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner 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.
Kids will enjoy Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meelup Beach and Jewel Cave. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River route maker site .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Margaret River takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point, Meelup Beach, Jewel Cave
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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