27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + train:  22​h 15​min
1
Fremantle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Esperance
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  13​h 30​min
5
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train:  7​h 45​min
6
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 15​min
9
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fremantle travel planning app .

London, UK to Fremantle is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Fremantle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Fremantle are much warmer (35°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Mandurah Cruises, Warnbro Beach
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises

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.
Visit Surfers Point and Yallingup Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and Ngilgi Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Smiths Beach (in Yallingup). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, Head underground at Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Willespie, and look for gifts at Treeton Fine Wood Studio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Fremantle to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point, Treeton Fine Wood Studio
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Anvil Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Lowlands Beach and Parry Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Denmark (Shelley Beach & Greens Pool). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Albany are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

4
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ten Mile Lagoon and Thistle Cove. You'll get in some beach time at Salmon Beach and Twilight Bay. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay, stroll through Hellfire Bay, and stop by Mermaid Leather.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Esperance road trip site .

Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Esperance

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Hyams Beach and Murrays Beach. Take a break from Jervis Bay with a short trip to Kiama Blowhole in Kiama, about 1h 15 min away.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay day trip app .

Getting from Esperance to Jervis Bay by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Esperance to Jervis Bay. In December, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Newcastle.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach, Kiama Blowhole
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Port Stephens Community Art Centre, then kick back and relax at Zenith Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Box Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fingal Bay Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Newcastle road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Jervis Bay to Newcastle in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Port Stephens Community Art Centre, Fingal Bay Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): hike along Korogoro Walking Track and then kick back and relax at Pilot Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie attractions planner.

Drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle in December, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Korogoro Walking Track, Pilot Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Battery Point, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Make your Hobart itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Port Macquarie to Hobart in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Port Macquarie in January since evenings lows in Hobart dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

#Tours, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Mait's Rest and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Twelve Apostles, Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, wander the streets of North Terrace, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rundle Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip maker app .

Getting from Port Campbell to Adelaide by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
North Terrace ©
North Terrace
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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