24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dresden
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  11​h
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Beauty Point
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h 15​min
7
Kings Canyon
— 1 day
Drive:  14​h 45​min
8
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Dresden


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3
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Dresden, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dresden to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dresden in December, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. On your second day here, explore the activities along Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

Plan a Fraser Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get great views at Constitution Dock, then view the masterpieces at Nolan Art Gallery & School, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hobart in 11 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fraser Island in December, with highs in Hobart at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bicheno day trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Bicheno by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bicheno are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Wineglass Bay Lookout, Honeymoon Bay
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, do a tasting at Wines for Joanie, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, and finally do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beauty Point travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Beauty Point takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Wines for Joanie, Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Valley Art Shack
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 31st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, stop by Providore 24, get a taste of the local shopping with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Beauty Point to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

1
day
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Kings Creek Station and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kings Canyon itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Kings Canyon in 38.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kings Canyon
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon

2
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. Head to Mermaid Leather and Section Glass Galleryfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Le Grand National Park and Blue Haven Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Thistle Cove and stroll through Twilight Bay.

Before you visit Esperance, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Kings Canyon to Esperance in 27.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kings Canyon to Esperance. In January, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mandurah Cruises and Cottesloe Beach. Visit Scarborough Beach and Warnbro Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks), Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & The Fremantle Round House) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Penguin Island, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, stop by Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Perth route planner.

You can fly from Esperance to Perth in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in January, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah Cruises, Cottesloe Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach, Penguin Island
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises

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