27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
2
Ningaloo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Carnarvon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dongara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cervantes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Madison


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5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Observatory, St. Mary's Cathedral and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Beach and Wentworth Falls. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Madison, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Madison to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In January, Sydney is much warmer than Madison - with highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F. You'll set off for Ningaloo on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

3
nights
Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
You've now added Jurabi Turtle Centre to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Ningaloo Marine Park and Bundegi Beach. Relax by the water at Tulki Beach and Town Beach. Step out of Ningaloo with an excursion to Safaris in Exmouth--about 1h 30 min away.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ningaloo itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Ningaloo with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Ningaloo at 100°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Exmouth, Ningaloo Marine Park
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Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park
Safaris

1
night
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Carnarvon Blowholes, then get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Augustus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carnarvon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ningaloo to Carnarvon takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ningaloo in January, you will find days in Carnarvon are slightly colder (89°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mount Augustus
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Mount Augustus ©
Mount Augustus
Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©

1
night
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary, brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Back Beach, and finally stroll through Tarcoola Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geraldton road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carnarvon to Geraldton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Carnarvon in January, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Geraldton. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dongara.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Back Beach ©
Back Beach
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Dongara

Dongara
Dongara is a town 351km north-northwest of Perth, Western Australia on the Brand Highway. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stockyard Gully National Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along Irwin Heritage River Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Stockyard Gully National Park.

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Traveling by car from Geraldton to Dongara takes an hour. January in Dongara sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cervantes.

Things to do in Dongara

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Stockyard Gully National Park
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1
night
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Hangover Bay has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hangover Bay and then explore the striking landscape of Nambung National Park.

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You can drive from Dongara to Cervantes in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Penguin Island, Scarborough Beach and Trigg Beach. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Penguin Island. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and then kick back and relax at South Beach Recreation Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary website .

Drive from Cervantes to Perth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Perth sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Trigg Beach, Cottesloe Beach, South Beach Recreation Reserve, Penguin Island
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
South Beach Recreation Reserve ©
South Beach Recreation Reserve

2
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.
Brookwood Estate has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, then do a tasting at Brookwood Estate, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): experience rural life at Margaret River Venison Farm, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Margaret River vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Perth to Margaret River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Redgate Wines, Surfers Point, Brookwood Estate
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre ©
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
Relax by the water at Rockingham Beach and Mullaloo Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Caversham Wildlife Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Mandurah (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Silver Sands Beach). See even more of Perth: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perth vacation planner.

Drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mandurah, Mullaloo Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Rockingham Beach
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Step out of the city life by going to Ocean Beach and Lake Daylesford. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Bells Beach (in Torquay), Swim with Dolphins (in Sorrento) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Portsea Back Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne sightseeing planning tool .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Traveling from Perth in February, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bells Beach, Portsea Back Beach, Swim with Dolphins, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Ocean Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 6th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, then step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and then stroll through Cape Woolamai Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cowes trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Woolamai Beach, Churchill Island Heritage Farm
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Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Churchill Island Heritage Farm ©
Churchill Island Heritage Farm

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