22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
6
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
End: Perth

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.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Perth Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Perth. In December, daytime highs in Perth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park), Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park) and Greens Pool (in Denmark). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Little Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Albany travel planner .

Getting from Perth to Albany by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Albany to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheynes Beach, Greens Pool, Bluff Knoll
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

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. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Thistle Cove, stroll through Twilight Bay, make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail, and cruise along Great Ocean Drive.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Esperance trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

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
Hellfire Bay ©
Hellfire Bay

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf, about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Adelaide takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Cedars, Semaphore Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Dreamworld (in Coomera), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wategos Beach, and make a trip to Lone Goat Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Byron Bay at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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