20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
train:  1​h
1
Mandurah
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Kalbarri
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
3
Coral Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Karijini National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
6
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Ceduna
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
8
Coober Pedy
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
11
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Perth

1
day
Mandurah

Mandurah is a coastal city in Western Australia, situated approximately 72km south of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Eastern Foreshore Park, get interesting insight from Tours, then take a leisurely stroll along Dolphin Quay, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Blythewood.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mandurah planner .

Perth to Mandurah is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mandurah can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Mandurah

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Old Blythewood
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dolphin Quay ©
Dolphin Quay
Old Blythewood ©
Old Blythewood

1
day
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Zuytdorp Cliffs, then get great views at Red Bluff, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri trip planning website .

You can drive from Mandurah to Kalbarri in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs
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Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff

1
day
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 4th (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coral Bay travel planning tool .

Getting from Kalbarri to Coral Bay by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Karijini National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Karijini National Park day trip app .

Getting from Coral Bay to Karijini National Park by car takes about 7 hours. August in Karijini National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park

1
day
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Heartwalk, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, then admire all the interesting features of The Superpit, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Beaten Track Brewery.

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You can drive from Karijini National Park to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 17 hours. In August, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is little chillier than Karijini National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Beaten Track Brewery ©
Beaten Track Brewery
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Cape Le Grand National Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, then head off the coast to Woody Island, and then make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Esperance vacation builder site .

You can drive from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in August, you will find days in Esperance are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ceduna.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Nature Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Woody Island ©
Woody Island

1
day
Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. On the 9th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Arts Ceduna, trek along Goog's Track, and then make a trip to Ceduna Jetty.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ceduna sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Ceduna in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Esperance in August, plan for little chillier nights in Ceduna, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Goog's Track ©
Goog's Track
Arts Ceduna ©
Arts Ceduna

1
day
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, then admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ceduna to Coober Pedy takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get great views at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Coober Pedy, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, stroll around Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Spend the 18th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach journey planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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