34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Esperance
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Margaret River
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newark

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Burleigh Head National Park and Lennox Head Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kirra Beach and Tugun Beach. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, cool off at Wet 'n' Wild Water World, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gold Coast, use our trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 15 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 82°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Walking Track, Lennox Head Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coogee Beach and Shelly Beach. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in February, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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. Family-friendly places like Hellfire Bay and Blue Haven Beach will thrill your kids. You'll get in some beach time at Thistle Cove and Ten Mile Lagoon. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Twilight Bay and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Esperance takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Esperance, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive 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
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

4
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.
Get outdoors at Anvil Beach and Nanarup Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lowlands Beach and Lights Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Denmark: Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup), Albany (National Anzac Centre, Misery Beach, & more) and Albany's Historic Whaling Station (in Frenchman Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and do a tasting at Singlefile Wines.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Denmark road trip tool .

You can drive from Esperance to Denmark in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Denmark are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (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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Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

6
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 Naturaliste Lighthouse and Cape Grace Wines. Take a break from the city and head to Gnarabup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Ngilgi Cave, & more), Dunsborough (Meelup Beach & Meelup Reserve Trail) and Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup (in Quedjinup). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Margaret River takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

5
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 Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's much more to do: stroll through Opossum Bay Beach, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and examine the collection at Richmond Gaol.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Hobart takes 14 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Claremont House, Tinderbox Marine Reserve, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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