31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bunbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Dunsborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Moscow

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caversham Wildlife Park and Dolphin Quay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham), Yanchep Lagoon Beach (in Yanchep) and New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery (in New Norcia). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Araluen Botanic Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary maker .

Moscow, Russia to Perth is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Moscow to Perth, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Moscow in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Perth: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin Quay, Yanchep Lagoon Beach, Araluen Botanic Park, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Araluen Botanic Park ©
Araluen Botanic Park
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

2
nights
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
On the 27th (Sat), stroll through Bunbury Wildlife Park, then stop by Taffy's, then admire the masterpieces at Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, and finally make a trip to Gnomesville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Wellington National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bunbury trip planner .

You can drive from Perth to Bunbury in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Bunbury

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wellington National Park, Gnomesville, Featured Wood Gallery & Museum
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Wellington National Park ©
Wellington National Park
Gnomesville ©
Gnomesville
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park

2
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the activities along Geographe Bay, relax in the rural setting at Yallingup Shearing Shed, and then kick back and relax at Injidup Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Dunsborough trip planner .

You can drive from Bunbury to Dunsborough in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yallingup
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Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse ©
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get your game on at Amaze'n Margaret River, then stop by Candy Cow, then experience rural life at Margaret River Venison Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planner .

You can drive from Dunsborough to Margaret River in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Candy Cow
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Candy Cow ©
Candy Cow

2
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hamelin Bay Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Blackwood River Foreshore, then explore the striking landscape at Jewel Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boranup Karri Forest.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Augusta tour planner .

Augusta is just a short distance from Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamelin Bay Jetty, Boranup Karri Forest
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Boranup Karri Forest ©
Boranup Karri Forest
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, and then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Albany trip website .

Drive from Augusta to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Art Gallery of Ballarat and Yarra River. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Geelong (Eastern Beach Reserve & St Mary of the Angels). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take a memorable tour with Tours, and have fun and explore at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Albany to Melbourne in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Geelong, Ballarat
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to The Giant Stairway (in Katoomba) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online route builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Govetts Leap
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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