19 days in Western Australia & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Western Australia & Sydney Itinerary

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19 days in Western Australia & Sydney Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Esperance
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get some historical perspective at Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Perth Mint and The Bell Tower. When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Markets in Fremantle, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary planning site .

New Delhi, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Perth to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

4
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. Visiting Cape Le Grand National Park and Lucky Bay will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Thistle Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay, cruise along Great Ocean Drive, and contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Esperance takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Esperance: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Greens Pool and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Appreciate the collections at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Singlefile Wines (in Denmark) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach and stroll through Betty's Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Albany road trip site .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in December, you will find days in Albany are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Misery Beach ©
Misery Beach

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup. Shop till you drop at Treeton Fine Wood Studio and Mukau Giftware & Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). The adventure continues: Head underground at Lake Cave, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, get a taste of the local shopping with Margaret River Chocolate Company, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River holiday 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Augusta, Mammoth Cave, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Meelup Beach
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Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Sydney takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Margaret River to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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