21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
2
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 45​min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Bendigo
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Esperance
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Dhaka City

1
night
Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary app .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Cairns is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Cairns. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bendalong Beach, then stroll through Greenfield Beach, and then kick back and relax at Collingwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Murrays Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach, and then kick back and relax at Callala Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jervis Bay road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Cairns to Jervis Bay in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Jervis Bay reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Gala Estate Vineyard, Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kings Fine Art Gallery ©
Kings Fine Art Gallery
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell road trip planning site .

Do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus from Coles Bay to Port Campbell in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

2
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery), then brush up on your military savvy at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Confectionery Capers, then do a tasting at Bress Winery, then do a tasting at Harcourt Valley Vineyards, and finally examine the collection at Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bendigo travel planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Bendigo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harcourt, Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum, Confectionery Capers
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Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Confectionery Capers ©
Confectionery Capers

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thistle Cove. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon, kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, and then stroll through Twilight Bay.

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

Getting from Bendigo to Esperance by combination of train and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Blush Retail Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, then steep yourself in history at The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Albany travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

5
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.
Bellview Shell Collection and Heydon Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, do a tasting at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Margaret River Mouth Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip maker .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Heydon Estate, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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