32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly + bus:  16​h
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + train:  10​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Redgate Wines. We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). There's much more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, and stroll through Cowaramup Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip app .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Margaret River is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Margaret River is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Surfers Point, Meelup Beach, Ngilgi Cave
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Greens Pool and Cable Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Little Beach and Cheynes Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Anvil Beach (in Denmark) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and kick back and relax at Middleton Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Albany vacation planner.

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. November in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton 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. We've included these beaches for you: Thistle Cove and Blue Haven Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Le Grand National Park and Ten Mile Lagoon. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hellfire Bay and kick back and relax at Salmon Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Esperance online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Esperance sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Esperance

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

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

Plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Esperance in December; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 42°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseshoe Bay and Deep Creek Conservation Park. Take a break from the city and head to Carrickalinga Beach and Boomer Beach. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park and catch a live event at Adelaide Oval.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, things will get a bit cooler in Adelaide: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, Carrickalinga Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Twelve Apostles and Mait's Rest. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Port Campbell National Park and Johanna Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Campbell, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Adelaide to Port Campbell by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight from Port Campbell to Sydney takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Blenheim Beach and Callala Beach. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyams Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Jervis Bay dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Gold Coast takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Jervis Bay in December, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

5
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Botanical Gardens (in Cairns) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in December, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall, Daintree National Park, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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