55 days in Australia Itinerary

55 days in Australia Itinerary

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55 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + bus:  18​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Sydney
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
12
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Redgate Wines. Get in touch with nature at Surfers Point and Hamelin Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup Beach, & more) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, Head underground at Lake Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, and learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines.

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Chennai, India to Margaret River is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Chennai to Margaret River, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, McLeod Creek Wines, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Nanarup Beach and Ocean Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Rising Star Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale), Denmark (Lights Beach, Greens Pool, & more) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Goode Beach, stroll through Emu Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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. Get in touch with nature at Ten Mile Lagoon and West Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Munglinup Beach and Blue Haven Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Thistle Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salmon Beach, and view the masterpieces at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery.

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You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maslin Beach, and then learn about winemaking at McLaren Vale III Associates. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and then hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Adelaide takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale III Associates, Cleland Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach, Maslin Beach
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Maslin Beach ©
Maslin Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Lake Wendouree and Melbourne Zoo will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and Somers Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat), McCrae Beach (in McCrae) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowes Beach, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Somers Beach, 13th Beach, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Cowes Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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 Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Get in touch with nature at Mait's Rest and London Bridge. Take a break from Port Campbell with a short trip to Red Rock Theatre and Gallery in Cororooke, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, get a taste of the local shopping with Apostle Whey Cheese, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell online tour planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Reeeves Beach and Squeaky Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Woodside Beach and Norman Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Gecko Studio Gallery (in Fish Creek) and Toora Wind Farm (in Toora). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Little Waterloo Bay. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Picnic Bay.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wilsons Promontory National Park holiday builder site .

Drive from Port Campbell to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Woodside, Gecko Studio Gallery, Toora Wind Farm
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Reeeves Beach ©
Reeeves Beach

4
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 some cultural insight at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Tasmanian Glassblowers. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Columba Waterfall and Westmorland Falls. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek), St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and Coles Beach (in Devonport). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, and explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston online vacation planner .

Drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Launceston in 15 hours. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Coles Beach, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Preston Falls
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Raspins Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Waubs Bay Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, stroll through Wineglass Bay, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip builder site .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack, Raspins Beach
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Cascade Brewery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Opossum Bay Beach and Nutgrove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Fortescue Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 19th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Nolan Art Gallery & School.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hobart online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Tours

Side Trips

Fortescue Bay, Kingston Beach, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Bellerive Beach, Opossum Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 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 February, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blenheim Beach and Hyams Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee), Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay) and Fleet Air Arm Museum (in Nowra). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Callala Beach and stroll through Murrays Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay trip itinerary planning website .

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. Expect little chillier evenings in Jervis Bay when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Broulee Island Walk, Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach, Malua Bay Beach, Fleet Air Arm Museum
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach

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