31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
McLaren Vale
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
4
Esperance
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Zurich

4
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. You'll get in some beach time at Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Boomer Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around McLaren Vale: Adelaide Oval (in Adelaide), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Carrickalinga Beach and stroll through Aldinga Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the McLaren Vale trip itinerary maker tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to McLaren Vale is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in January; daily highs in McLaren Vale reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Morgan Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach, Blowhole Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planning website .

You can drive from McLaren Vale to Sydney in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from McLaren Vale in January, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Jenolan Caves
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Hyams Beach and Greenfield Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Callala Beach and stroll through Cabbage Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay trip app .

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Jervis Bay, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabbage Beach, Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield 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. Relax by the water at Thistle Cove and Blue Haven Beach. Visiting Twilight Bay and Salmon Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hellfire Bay and stroll through Ten Mile Lagoon.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Esperance holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Esperance takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jervis Bay to Esperance, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Denmark.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

3
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Little Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Visiting Greens Pool and Anvil Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denmark: Nanarup Beach (in Nanarup) and The Gap and Natural Bridge (in Albany). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lowlands Beach, explore the activities along Prawn Rock Channel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and learn about winemaking at Harewood Estate Winery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Denmark trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Esperance to Denmark in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Denmark are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Albany, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Grace Wines and Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Smiths Beach) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, stroll through Cowaramup Bay, and do a tasting at Brown Hill Estate.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Denmark to Margaret River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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