55 days in Australia Itinerary

55 days in Australia Itinerary

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55 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Clare
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
9
Esperance
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Margaret River
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  27​h
End: Bristol

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. For shopping fun, head to The Rocks Markets or Bellevue Hill Bottle Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder site .

Bristol, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Escape the urban bustle at Emily Bay and Anson Bay. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallery Guava and Bounty Folk Museum. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery, play a few rounds at Norfolk Island Golf Course, identify plant and animal life at Hundred Acres Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Pitcairn Settlers Village.

Start your trip to Norfolk Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Norfolk Island takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Norfolk Island. In February, daytime highs in Norfolk Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Anson Bay ©
Anson Bay

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.
Do your shopping at The Wicked Cheese Co. and Cat and Fiddle Arcade. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Old and New Art and Cape Raoul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Opossum Bay Beach, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Norfolk Island to Hobart in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Norfolk Island to Hobart, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Norfolk Island in February since evenings lows in Hobart dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur, Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Waubs Bay Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Spring Vale Wines and Gala Estate Vineyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in St Helens). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay visit planner .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Fishing Charters & Tours, Waubs Bay Gallery, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Honeymoon Bay
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.

5
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Delamere Vineyards. Tamar Valley Art Shack and Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Bay of Fires Winery (in Pipers River) and Bass & Flinders Centre (in George Town). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rowella, Low Head, Bass & Flinders Centre, Velo Winery & Cellar Door, Bay of Fires Winery
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

5
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Squeaky Beach and Little Waterloo Bay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alberton Cemetery and Tarraville Church. Get out of town with these interesting Wilsons Promontory National Park side-trips: Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop (in Fish Creek), Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve (in Waratah Bay) and Woodside (Woodside Beach & Reeeves Beach). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Wilsons Promontory National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Picnic Bay, stop by Main Street Revelations, tour the pleasant surroundings at Darby Beach, and trek along Mt Oberon Summit Walk.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 15 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Woodside, Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve, Tarraville Church, Main Street Revelations, Alberton Cemetery
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Reeeves Beach ©
Reeeves Beach

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Loch Ard Gorge and Triplet Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Rock Theatre and Gallery and The Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Beech Forest (Hopetoun Falls & The Redwoods). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, learn about winemaking at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, and kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell road trip tool .

Getting from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Port Campbell by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, Twelve Apostles, Bay of Martyrs, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls

4
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sevenhill Cellars and Peterborough Printing Works. Do your shopping at Clare Valley Art Gallery and Burra Regional Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Clare: The Farm Shed Museum and VIC (in Kadina), The Copper Coast (in Moonta) and Burra Town Hall (in Burra). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines, look for gifts at Mintaro Wines, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church, and see the interesting displays at Morgan Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Clare tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Clare takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peterborough, Burra, Sevenhill, The Copper Coast, Caudo Vineyard
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC ©
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC

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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ten Mile Lagoon and Salmon Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thistle Cove and Lucky Bay. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, stroll through West Beach, don't miss a visit to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, and trek along Rotary Lookout.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Esperance online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Clare to Esperance with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Clare to Esperance due to the time zone difference. In March in Esperance, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky 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.
Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Lowlands Beach and Greens Pool for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale), Denmark (Lights Beach, Shelley Beach, & more) and Petrichor Gallery (in Walpole). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nanarup Beach, contemplate the long history of Princess Royal Fortress, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Padre White Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Albany holiday maker tool .

Getting from Esperance to Albany by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. March in Albany sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Petrichor Gallery, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

5
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.
Do your shopping at JahRoc Galleries and Candy Cow. Get in touch with nature at Surfers Point and Bunker Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Boranup Karri Forest (in Australia Plains) and Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the exciting artwork at Boranup Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, and do a tasting at Brown Hill Estate.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Surfers Point, Brown Hill Estate, Redgate Wines
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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