27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Whyalla
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Dunsborough
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Norseman
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
9
Nullarbor
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Ceduna
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Whyalla

Whyalla ©
Whyalla is the third most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a memorable drive along Hummock Hill Lookout.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Whyalla trip tool .

Sydney to Whyalla is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Whyalla

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout

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nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Go for a jaunt from Port Lincoln to Coffin Bay to see Food Tours about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fishery Bay, and examine the collection at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip builder website .

You can drive from Whyalla to Port Lincoln in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Food Tours
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Perth travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Perth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Port Lincoln to Perth due to the time zone difference. December in Perth sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Dolphin & Whale Watching, St Johns Lutheran Church
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dunsborough: Brookwood Estate (in Cowaramup) and Margaret River (Beer Tastings & Tours & Food Tours). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Meelup Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Canal Rocks, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, and Head underground at Ngilgi Cave.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dunsborough travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Perth to Dunsborough takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Margaret River, Yallingup, Brookwood Estate
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

2
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and finally steep yourself in history at Water wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): do a tasting at Glenarty Road, look for gifts at Whirlwind Olives and Oil, then explore the fascinating underground world of Giants Cave, and finally Head underground at Calgardup Cave.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Augusta road trip planner.

You can drive from Dunsborough to Augusta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Denmark.

Things to do in Augusta

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Boranup, Karridale, Giants Cave
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denmark: Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Greens Pool, explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rocks, learn about winemaking at Rising Star Winery, and hike along Mount Lindesay Walk Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denmark online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Augusta to Denmark takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk

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. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay, take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive, view the masterpieces at Anything & Everything Esperance, and identify plant and animal life at Thistle Cove.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Esperance trip planning website .

You can drive from Denmark to Esperance in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Norseman.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

1
night
Norseman

Norseman ©
Norseman is a town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, 726km east of Perth and 278m above sea level. On the 9th (Thu), stroll around Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave, get great views at Beacon Hill Lookout, and then see human ingenuity at work at Bromus Dam.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Norseman trip planning app .

Getting from Esperance to Norseman by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Nullarbor.

Things to do in Norseman

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
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Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave ©
Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave
Beacon Hill Lookout ©
Beacon Hill Lookout

1
day
Nullarbor

Nullarbor
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Great Australian Bight.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nullarbor route planning website .

You can drive from Norseman to Nullarbor in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Norseman to Nullarbor due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ceduna.
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

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nights
Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Arts Ceduna, then trek along Goog's Track, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Encounter Walking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Alexander's Beach and then don't miss a visit to Ceduna Jetty.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ceduna day trip website .

Traveling by car from Nullarbor to Ceduna takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Ceduna

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Arts Ceduna ©
Arts Ceduna

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Kalleske Wines (in Greenock), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and wander the streets of Rundle Mall.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ceduna to Adelaide. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Langmeil Winery, Kalleske Wines, The Cedars
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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