23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
train + ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Fremantle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bunbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Dunsborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Moscow

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Brown Lookout and Araluen Botanic Park. Step out of Perth with an excursion to New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery in New Norcia--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Lotterywest Federation Walkway, take a leisurely stroll along South Perth Foreshore, look for gifts at London Court, and get great views at Fraser Avenue Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary planning website .

Moscow, Russia to Perth is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Perth is 5 hours. Traveling from Moscow in October, expect nights in Perth to be somewhat warmer, around 12°C, while days are much warmer, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

South Perth Foreshore, Araluen Botanic Park, Mount Brown Lookout, New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery
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Araluen Botanic Park ©
Araluen Botanic Park
Fraser Avenue Lookout ©
Fraser Avenue Lookout
South Perth Foreshore ©
South Perth Foreshore

1
night
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Rocks and then contemplate the waterfront views at Longreach Bay.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Rottnest Island route maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Fremantle.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Porpoise Bay ©
Porpoise Bay
Longreach Bay ©
Longreach Bay
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks

1
night
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Monument Hill War Memorial and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fremantle trip planner.

Fremantle is just a short distance from Rottnest Island. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bunbury.

Things to do in Fremantle

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Bather's Beach ©
Bather's Beach
St Patrick's Basilica ©
St Patrick's Basilica
Monument Hill War Memorial ©
Monument Hill War Memorial

2
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Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Taffy's and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wyalup-Rocky Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wellington National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bunbury trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fremantle to Bunbury takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Bunbury

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, Wellington National Park
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Wellington National Park ©
Wellington National Park
Wyalup-Rocky Point ©
Wyalup-Rocky Point
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum ©
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum

2
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. On the 29th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, then stop by Moon Haven Natural Products, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Point. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Geographe Bay, experience rural life at Yallingup Shearing Shed, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Injidup Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dunsborough travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bunbury to Dunsborough takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Augusta.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Surfers Point
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Yallingup Shearing Shed ©
Yallingup Shearing Shed
Geographe Bay ©
Geographe Bay

2
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): learn about winemaking at Brown Hill Estate. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Boranup Karri Forest, then explore the fascinating underground world of Giants Cave, then do a tasting at Redgate Wines, and finally don't miss a visit to Hamelin Bay Jetty.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Augusta trip builder website .

Drive from Dunsborough to Augusta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albany.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Giants Cave, Boranup Karri Forest, Redgate Wines, Brown Hill Estate, Hamelin Bay Jetty
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Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave
Boranup Karri Forest ©
Boranup Karri Forest
Water wheel ©
Water wheel

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 2nd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Padre White Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, do a tasting at Rising Star Winery, then learn about winemaking at Singlefile Wines, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Albany travel route site .

Drive from Augusta to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Denmark
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Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): try to win big at Flemington Racecourse, stroll through Werribee River Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Victoria State Rose Garden. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Rippon Lea, and then admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Melbourne takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Werribee, National Rhododendron Gardens, Rippon Lea Estate
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Victoria State Rose Garden ©
Victoria State Rose Garden
Flemington Racecourse ©
Flemington Racecourse
Werribee River Park ©
Werribee River Park

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nights
Sydney

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Falls and Hyde Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and The Giant Stairway (in Katoomba). Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Govetts Leap, Shelly Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

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