43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  31​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
6
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Margaret River
— 9 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  27​h
End: Bristol


1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour builder site .

Bristol, UK to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 31-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 9 hours. In January, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation maker .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, Sydney is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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 out of the city life by going to Hyams Beach and Bendalong Beach. Relax by the water at Callala Beach and Blenheim Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jervis Bay: Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay) and Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay trip planner .

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jervis Bay, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malua Bay Beach, Bendalong Beach, Broulee Island Walk, Callala Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

2
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 Raspins Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Denison Beach. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Cranbrook and see Spring Vale Wines, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Denison Beach, Raspins Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
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.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Opossum Bay Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Pelverata Falls Track (in Huonville) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart route planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Seven Mile Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach

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. Visiting London Bridge and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Port Campbell to Johanna to see Johanna Beach about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can 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, Johanna Beach
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

2
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. Explore hidden gems such as Blowhole Beach and Deep Creek Conservation Park. Visiting Carrickalinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Victor Harbor: Allusion Wines (in Yankalilla), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Victor Harbor takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Delamere, Morgan Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach, Second Valley Beach
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Morgan Beach ©
Morgan Beach

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. You'll get in some beach time at Twilight Bay and Blue Haven Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lucky Bay and Ten Mile Lagoon. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thistle Cove and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hellfire Bay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Esperance holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Victor Harbor to Esperance in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victor Harbor to Esperance, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Esperance sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Albany.

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
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Anvil Beach and Lowlands Beach. Visiting Cheynes Beach and Cosy Corner Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Harewood Estate Winery, Greens Pool, & more). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach and kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip website .

Getting from Esperance to Albany by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

9
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yallingup Beach and Jewel Cave. Get outdoors at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Smiths Beach, & more), Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Cape Naturaliste (Bunker Bay & Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, stroll through Surfers Point, kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and hike along Redgate Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary maker 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Boranup, Willespie
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 27:
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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