23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zaragoza
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
McLaren Vale
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  9​h
4
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
5
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  38​h
End: Zaragoza

1
night
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): do a tasting at Shingleback Wine Cellar Door, then enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boomer Beach. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park and then stroll through Carrickalinga Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our McLaren Vale planner .

Zaragoza, Spain to McLaren Vale is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zaragoza to McLaren Vale due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Zaragoza in January, with highs in McLaren Vale at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Cleland Wildlife Park, Carrickalinga Beach
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Boomer Beach ©
Boomer Beach

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from McLaren Vale to Hobart in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January, Hobart is slightly colder than McLaren Vale - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach and then meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Kirra Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip maker site .

Fly from Hobart to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in January; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hyams Beach and Greenfield Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bendalong Beach and Murrays Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Callala Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Jervis Bay by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gold Coast in January since evenings lows in Jervis Bay dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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. You'll get in some beach time at Thistle Cove and Blue Haven Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twilight Bay and Cape Le Grand National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Hellfire Bay, admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Drive, contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, and kick back and relax at Ten Mile Lagoon.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Esperance journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Esperance in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jervis Bay to Esperance, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park

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.
Harewood Estate Winery and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Anvil Beach and Cosy Corner Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Parry Beach & Greens Pool), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Albany trip planner .

Drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in January, you will find days in Albany are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gnarabup Beach and Meelup Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Yallingup Beach and Surfers Point. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Margaret River road trip planning site .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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