27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Istanbul

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.
Visit Manly Beach and Silver Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip tool .

Istanbul, Turkey to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Port Arthur Historic Site. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur). On the 27th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and browse the exhibits of Wild Island Tasmania.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hobart reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Port Arthur
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

4
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty for some beach relaxation. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Spring Vale Wines in Cranbrook--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Spring Vale Wines
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Reeeves Beach and Wilsons Promontory National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Woodside Beach and Squeaky Beach. Go for a jaunt from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Alberton to see Alberton Cemetery about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Picnic Bay and kick back and relax at Norman Beach.

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Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Woodside, Alberton Cemetery
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Reeeves Beach ©
Reeeves Beach

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Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. You'll explore and learn at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Clare Valley Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Riesling Trail and Richardson Park Playspace. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Paulett Wines and contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Clare visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Clare. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Paulett Wines, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Vancouver Arts Centre. You'll get in some beach time at Lowlands Beach and Little Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park), Denmark (Anvil Beach & Greens Pool) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nanarup Beach, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

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Explore your travel options from Clare to Albany with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Clare to Albany. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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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.
Kids will enjoy Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Gnarabup Beach and Hamelin Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, learn about winemaking at Hay Shed Hill, The Cellar, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Margaret River road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup Bay, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Hay Shed Hill, The Cellar, Surfers Point, McLeod Creek Wines
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach