23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 45​min
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
McLaren Vale
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: London

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.
Visit Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door and McLeod Creek Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Lake Cave, do a tasting at Stormflower Vineyard, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Stormflower Vineyard, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

4
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.
Relax by the water at Anvil Beach and Lowlands Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Singlefile Wines and Torbay Glass Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Denmark (Shelley Beach & Greens Pool). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanarup Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, get great views at Padre White Lookout, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
Singlefile Wines ©
Singlefile Wines
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach

5
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ten Mile Lagoon and Hellfire Bay. Get in touch with nature at Salmon Beach and West Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, identify plant and animal life at Thistle Cove, take in the exciting artwork at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery, and stroll through Lucky Bay.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Esperance trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Esperance are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
Hellfire Bay ©
Hellfire Bay

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Gibsons Steps and The Razorback. Get outdoors at Johanna Beach and Port Campbell National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Esperance to Port Campbell in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Esperance to Port Campbell. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Twelve Apostles, Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Get a sense of the local culture at McLaren Vale III Associates and Shingleback. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blowhole Beach and Carrickalinga Beach. Explore McLaren Vale's surroundings by going to Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Port Elliot (Boomer Beach & Horseshoe Bay).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the McLaren Vale online route planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to McLaren Vale in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in McLaren Vale can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Second Valley Beach, Blowhole Beach, Morgan Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Boomer Beach ©
Boomer Beach
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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