31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly:  28​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
McLaren Vale
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
7
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train:  7​h 45​min
8
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Savannah

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Savannah, USA to Hobart is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Savannah to Hobart. In December, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Opossum Bay Beach
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach

2
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Visit Carrickalinga Beach and Morgan Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McLaren Vale: Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot) and Cleland Wildlife Park (in Crafers). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Shingleback Wine Cellar Door.

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Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Hobart to McLaren Vale takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in December: high temperatures in McLaren Vale hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. We've included these beaches for you: Johanna Beach and Wreck Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like London Bridge and Port Campbell National Park. It doesn't end there: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from McLaren Vale to Port Campbell takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Wreck Beach, Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cheynes Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Beach and Greens Pool. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and Denmark (Harewood Estate Winery, Parry Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Albany vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Albany takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Port Campbell to Albany, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Albany are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach

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.
Visiting Meelup Beach and Surfers Point will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Mammoth Cave and Yallingup Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

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

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Yallingup Beach, Meelup Beach
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

3
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. Get outdoors at Thistle Cove and Blue Haven Beach. Visit Twilight Bay and Salmon Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ten Mile Lagoon, contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, and stroll through Hellfire Bay.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance day trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Esperance takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Esperance

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hyams Beach and Callala Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blenheim Beach and kick back and relax at Greenfield Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Esperance to Jervis Bay in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Esperance to Jervis Bay due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Newcastle.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tomaree Head and Jimmy's Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bennetts Beach and Caves Beach. When in Newcastle, make a side trip to see Zenith Beach in Shoal Bay, approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Redhead Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle trip planner .

Take a train from Jervis Bay to Newcastle in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Newcastle sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Caves Beach, Redhead Beach
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Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Coogee Beach and Clovelly. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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