23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Gianyar Regency
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Ubud, Gianyar Regency

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.
Get outdoors at Yallingup Beach and Meelup Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mammoth Cave and Jewel Cave. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay), Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: stroll through Gnarabup Beach, Head underground at Lake Cave, kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, and do a tasting at Brown Hill Estate.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River itinerary maker tool .

Ubud, Indonesia to Margaret River is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Yallingup Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

4
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Visit Anvil Beach and Cosy Corner Beach for some beach relaxation. Family-friendly places like Cheynes Beach and Lowlands Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denmark: Nanarup Beach (in Nanarup) and Albany (Little Beach & The Gap and Natural Bridge). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Greens Pool, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monkey Rock, and stroll through Lights Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Denmark trip planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Denmark takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albany, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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. Visiting Hellfire Bay and Thistle Cove will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Blue Haven Beach and Twilight Bay. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Ten Mile Lagoon, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, cruise along Great Ocean Drive, and kick back and relax at Salmon Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Esperance tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Esperance takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

2
nights
Sydney

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.
Visit Manly Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder website .

You can fly from Esperance to Sydney in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Esperance in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Kirra Beach and Tugun Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and cool off at Wet 'n' Wild Water World.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carrickalinga Beach and Boomer Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Semaphore Beach, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide travel planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Adelaide in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Adelaide, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Semaphore Beach, Second Valley Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Blowhole Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

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