40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Secret Harbour
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pemberton
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
5
Denham
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
6
Sandstone
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Leonora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  8​h
16
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Perth sightseeing planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Perth is 7 hours. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Perth to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Secret Harbour.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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nights
Secret Harbour

Secret Harbour ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Secret Harbour: Challenger Beach (in Kwinana) and Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks).

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Secret Harbour day trip site .

You can drive from Perth to Secret Harbour in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Secret Harbour can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Pemberton.

Things to do in Secret Harbour

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mandurah, Warnbro Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach, Challenger Beach, Rockingham Beach
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Silver Sands Beach ©
Silver Sands Beach

3
nights
Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
Get out of town with these interesting Pemberton side-trips: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Hamelin Bay (in Margaret River) and Brown Hill Estate (in Rosa Brook). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Gloucester National Park. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Gloucester Tree and explore the landscape on two wheels at Pemberton Mountain Bike Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pemberton online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Secret Harbour to Pemberton takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Pemberton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Hamelin Bay, Brown Hill Estate
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Gloucester National Park ©
Gloucester National Park

3
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Greens Pool & Anvil Beach), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Little Beach, stroll through Cosy Corner Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary website .

Getting from Pemberton to Albany by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Denham.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Bluff Knoll
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll

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day
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at Shell Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Shark Bay.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denham route planner .

Getting from Albany to Denham by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sandstone.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach

1
day
Sandstone

Sandstone
On the 25th (Tue), snap pictures at London Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sandstone trip planning app .

You can drive from Denham to Sandstone in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leonora.
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1
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Leonora

Leonora ©
Leonora is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located 833km northeast of the state capital, Perth, and 237km north of the city of Kalgoorlie.At the 2011 census, Leonora had a population of 779, 24% of which were of Aboriginal descent. On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hoover House B&B, get engrossed in the history at Leonora Gwalia Historical Museum, and then see a world frozen in time at Gwalia.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Leonora trip planner .

You can drive from Sandstone to Leonora in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Leonora

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Hoover House B&B ©
Hoover House B&B

1
night
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
On the 27th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout, then admire all the interesting features of The Superpit, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, and finally get outside with Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip planner .

You can drive from Leonora to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kalgoorlie-Boulder can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Outdoors Museums
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Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie ©
Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie
Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout ©
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields

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. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay, and contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in December: high temperatures in Esperance hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Esperance

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

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to The Cedars in Hahndorf--about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 31st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, and don't miss a visit to Old Gum Tree Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Adelaide day trip website .

You can fly from Esperance to Adelaide in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Cedars, Semaphore Beach, Old Gum Tree Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
The Cedars ©
The Cedars

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You've now added Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, enjoy breathtaking views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island driving holiday app .

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Victor Central, kick back and relax at Waitpinga Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blowhole Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Granite Island, then stroll through Horseshoe Bay, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Encounter Bikeway.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In January in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blowhole Beach, Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Waitpinga Beach ©
Waitpinga Beach

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Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bowman Scenic Drive, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Martin Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Beachport Surf Beach. On the next day, sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach, and finally make a trip to Cape Dombey Obelisk.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Robe online trip planner .

Drive from Victor Harbor to Robe in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Robe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Beachport
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Cape Martin Lighthouse ©
Cape Martin Lighthouse

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): do a tasting at Montara Winery, then look for gifts at The Pickers Market Stawell, and then stroll through The Pinnacle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Grampians National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Halls Gap driving holiday website .

You can drive from Robe to Halls Gap in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Pickers Market Stawell, Grampians National Park, Montara Winery
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Montara Winery ©
Montara Winery

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nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Grotto, explore the activities along Bay of Islands, then explore the galleries of Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then take a tour by water with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, and finally stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip planner .

Getting from Halls Gap to Warrnambool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Griffiths Island, The Grotto, Allansford Cheese World and Museum
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight from Warrnambool to Sydney in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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