30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
6
Norfolk Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Paris

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yallingup Beach and Jewel Cave. Escape the urban bustle at Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Water wheel) and Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup (in Quedjinup). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, learn about winemaking at Firetail Wines, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and kick back and relax at Surfers Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River road trip site .

Paris, France to Margaret River is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Paris to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup, Yallingup Beach, Firetail Wines
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Rising Star Winery. Escape the urban bustle at Lowlands Beach and Nanarup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Shelley Beach, Lights Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Misery Beach, stroll through Little Beach, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ten Mile Lagoon and Lucky Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Thistle Cove and Salmon Beach. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Blue Haven Beach, cruise along Great Ocean Drive, kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, and examine the collection at Esperance Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip site .

Drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in Esperance sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

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.
Get some historical perspective at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Constitution Dock. We've included these beaches for you: Opossum Bay Beach and Bellerive Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and stroll through Long Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip maker .

You can fly from Esperance to Hobart in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Esperance to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Esperance in February; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Roches Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Tinderbox Marine Reserve, Kingston Beach, Hinsby Beach
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

3
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Explore hidden gems such as East Coast Natureworld and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Visiting Freycinet Marine Farm and Honeymoon Bay will get you outdoors. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Spring Vale Wines in Cranbrook, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, East Coast Natureworld
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Barnabas Chapel and Norfolk Island Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Emily Bay and Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Norfolk Island National Park & Botanic Garden. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Ross, contemplate the long history of The Barracks, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt, and appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Norfolk Island trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Norfolk Island by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coles Bay to Norfolk Island is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Norfolk Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Coogee Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planner.

Fly from Norfolk Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Norfolk Island to Sydney, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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