36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
4
Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 45​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh

4
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Yallingup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll through Surfers Point.

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Edinburgh, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup, McLeod Creek Wines
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anvil Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Visiting Lowlands Beach and Greens Pool will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Denmark (Shelley Beach, Forest Hill Vineyard, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, stroll through Goode Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

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Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Albany, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
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 Twilight Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Lucky Bay and Ten Mile Lagoon. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salmon Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Esperance attractions planner.

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

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
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

4
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Granite Island and Deep Creek Conservation Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga) and McLaren Vale III Associates (in McLaren Vale). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Valley Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Waitpinga Beach, and experience rural life at Goolwa Animal Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Victor Harbor in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Esperance to Victor Harbor. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Delamere, Port Elliot, Carrickalinga Beach, Goolwa Animal Farm, Morgan Beach
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

4
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spiky Beach Conservation Area and East Coast Natureworld. Visit Raspins Beach and Wineglass Bay Lookout for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Darlington Vineyard (in Orford), Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and Denison Beach (in Bicheno). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Victor Harbor to Coles Bay in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Orford, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Coles Bay Jetty
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Seven Mile Beach. Get outdoors at Russell Falls and Mount Wellington. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tall Trees Walk (in Mount Field National Park). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, step off the mainland to explore King Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Kingston Beach, Opossum Bay Beach
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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