29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
3
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 15​min
6
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard. Escape the urban bustle at Meelup Beach and Jewel Cave. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, stroll through Cowaramup Bay, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lowlands Beach and Little Beach. Get outdoors at Cheynes Beach and Greens Pool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Denmark (Shelley Beach, Anvil Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, browse the exhibits of Vancouver Arts Centre, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Albany online trip maker .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Albany sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge. Relax by the water at Johanna Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, and get great views at Twelve Apostles.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Albany to Port Campbell takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Seven Mile Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 31st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip site .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Wineglass Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Norfolk Island Cemetery and Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Barnabas Chapel and Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama. There's still lots to do: stroll through Emily Bay, kick back and relax at Point Ross, contemplate the long history of The Barracks, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Norfolk Island trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Norfolk Island in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to Norfolk Time is 1 hour. In January in Norfolk Island, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Norfolk Island to Sydney in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Norfolk Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Norfolk Island in January, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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