20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Jurien Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Denham
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Coral Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Hamburg

1
day
Jurien Bay

Jurien Bay ©
Jurien Bay, is a coastal town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 220km north of Perth facing the Indian Ocean.HistoryThe coastline around Jurien Bay was first known to Europeans in the 17th century. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Jurien Bay Jetty, look for all kinds of wild species at Sandy Cape Recreation Park, and then take in the waterfront activity at Jurien Bay Boat Harbour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jurien Bay road trip planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Jurien Bay is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Hamburg to Jurien Bay, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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Sandy Cape Recreation Park ©
Sandy Cape Recreation Park
Jurien Bay Jetty ©
Jurien Bay Jetty
Jurien Bay Boat Harbour ©
Jurien Bay Boat Harbour

2
nights
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 29th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chinaman's Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, then meet the residents at Rainbow Jungle, and finally get great views at Red Bluff. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire all the interesting features of Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pot Alley Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kalbarri tour planner .

Traveling by car from Jurien Bay to Kalbarri takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pot Alley Beach
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding ©
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding

2
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay and then meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Mia and then kick back and relax at Shell Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denham trip maker website .

Drive from Kalbarri to Denham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Monkey Mia Reserve
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Monkey Mia Reserve ©
Monkey Mia Reserve
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 3rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay Beach. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coral Bay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Denham to Coral Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park
Coral Bay Beach ©
Coral Bay Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twilight Bay and Blue Haven Beach. Visit Lucky Bay and Thistle Cove for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hellfire Bay, cruise along Great Ocean Drive, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Esperance travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coral Bay to Esperance in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

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.
On the 8th (Sat), kick back and relax at Little Beach, then kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, stroll through Cosy Corner Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity, and finally stroll through Middleton Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Esperance in December: highs in Albany hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton 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.
Head to Gabriel Chocolate and Howling Wolves Wines Cellar Doorfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dunsborough (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Surfers Point, look for gifts at Candy Cow, stroll through Gnarabup Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Surfers Point, Meelup Beach
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Warnbro Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockingham Beach, and then stop by London Court. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, and then kick back and relax at City Beach.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Margaret River to Perth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Perth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, City Beach, Rockingham Beach, Warnbro Beach
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City Beach ©
City Beach
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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