38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  29​h
1
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Esperance
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 45​min
8
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
9
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto


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 off the beaten path and head to Hyams Beach and Blenheim Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Jervis Bay: Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee) and Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Callala Beach and kick back and relax at Murrays Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jervis Bay road trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Jervis Bay is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Jervis Bay to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach, Broulee Island Walk, Malua Bay Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Jervis Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Jervis Bay in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Shop till you drop at Whitewashed Gallery and Manning Regional Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Bowraville Folk Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head), The Slim Dusty Centre (in Kempsey) and Elizabeth Beach (in Blueys Beach). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, stroll through Pilot Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Whitewashed Gallery, Pilot Beach, Bowraville Folk Museum, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Elizabeth Beach
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Paulett Wines. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blowhole Beach and Morgan Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip builder website .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Adelaide in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Morgan Beach, Henley Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Cleland Wildlife Park, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

4
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.
Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheynes Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Greens Pool & Anvil Beach), Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale). There's much more to do: stroll through Little Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nanarup Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Albany takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in January; daily highs in Albany reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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.
Hamelin Bay Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at JahRoc Galleries and Treeton Fine Wood Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Boranup Karri Forest (in Australia Plains) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Meelup Beach, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Meelup Beach, Treeton Fine Wood Studio
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thistle Cove and Cape Le Grand National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Twilight Bay and Blue Haven Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay, stroll through Ten Mile Lagoon, and explore the galleries of Cindy Poole Glass Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Esperance trip app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Esperance in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Esperance, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

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nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visiting Great Ocean Walk and London Bridge will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Mait's Rest and Johanna Beach. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, and get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Esperance to Port Campbell takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Esperance to Port Campbell due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Johanna Beach, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Port Arthur Historic Site. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Seven Mile Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, view the masterpieces at Wild Island Tasmania, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Seven Mile Beach, Rosny Farm
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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