35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  31​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
5
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Hamburg


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.
We've included these beaches for you: Yallingup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and learn about winemaking at Stormflower Vineyard.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River vacation planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Margaret River is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Surfers Point, Stormflower Vineyard
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lowlands Beach and Little Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Greens Pool, Anvil Beach, & more), Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ellen Cove Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip 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. In April, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:
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Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands 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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Blue Haven Beach and Cape Le Grand National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Beach, cruise along Great Ocean Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Esperance trip planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Mile Beach and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Fern Tree and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 19th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online visit planner .

You can fly from Esperance to Hobart in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Esperance to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Esperance in April; daily highs in Hobart reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Fern Tree
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Ocean Walk and Mait's Rest. Get in touch with nature at Gibsons Steps and Loch Ard Gorge. Step out of Port Campbell with an excursion to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's lots more to do: revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, get great views at Twelve Apostles, and explore the striking landscape at The Razorback.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip planning tool .

Getting from Hobart to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

3
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Get in touch with nature at Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carrickalinga Beach and Second Valley Beach. Explore Victor Harbor's surroundings by going to St Joseph's Catholic Church (in Port Willunga), Cleland Wildlife Park (in Crafers) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Deep Creek Conservation Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Waitpinga Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor vacation planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Victor Harbor in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Delamere, Carrickalinga Beach, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Horseshoe Bay, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Morgan Beach ©
Morgan Beach

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stokes Beach and Admirals Arch. Escape the urban bustle at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
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Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Port Douglas by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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