56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  32​h
1
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
2
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
9
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Margaret River
— 12 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

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.
Get in touch with nature at Point Ross and Anson Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Norfolk Island Cemetery and Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Emily Bay, explore the ancient world of The Salthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Hundred Acres Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Norfolk Island trip planner .

London, UK to Norfolk Island is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Norfolk Time (NFT), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Norfolk Island to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Mount Pitt ©
Mount Pitt
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

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.
Visit Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Callala Beach and Malua Bay Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyams Beach, kick back and relax at Nelson Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Abrahams Bosom Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Jervis Bay holiday planner.

Getting from Norfolk Island to Jervis Bay by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Norfolk Time (NFT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Norfolk Island in January: highs in Jervis Bay hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Malua Bay Beach, Callala Beach, Abrahams Bosom Reserve
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach

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.
Visit Manly Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Falls and Wanda Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Jervis Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Jervis Bay in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach, Wanda Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Opossum Bay Beach and Kingston Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). On the 20th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and stroll through Long Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Richmond Bridge, Kingston Beach, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Opossum Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

4
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 out of the city life by going to Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Raspins Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Denison Beach and Coles Bay Jetty. Change things up with a short trip to Spring Vale Wines in Cranbrook (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Raspins Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Reeeves Beach and Picnic Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Squeaky Beach and Woodside Beach. Step out of Wilsons Promontory National Park with an excursion to Alberton Cemetery in Alberton--about 56 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Little Waterloo Bay. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Norman Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Wilsons Promontory National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Woodside, Alberton Cemetery
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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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. You'll get in some beach time at Johanna Beach and Wreck Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mait's Rest and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell planner .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Port Campbell takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wreck Beach, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Johanna Beach, Twelve Apostles, Mait's Rest
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Relax by the water at Stokes Beach and Browns Beach. Visiting Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Raptor Domain will get you outdoors. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Ten Mile Lagoon and Lucky Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Salmon Beach and Thistle Cove. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, stroll through Wharton Beach, and examine the collection at Esperance Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Esperance attractions site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Esperance in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Esperance is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Esperance Museum ©
Esperance Museum
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lowlands Beach and Cheynes Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Nanarup Beach and Goode Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Denmark (Forest Hill Vineyard, Ocean Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, stroll through Misery Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albany online vacation planner .

Getting from Esperance to Albany by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. February in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

12
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Surfers Point and Meelup Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Gnarabup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Cape Naturaliste (Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails, Sugarloaf Rock, & more) and Yallingup (Smiths Beach, Canal Rocks, & more). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, identify plant and animal life at Boranup Karri Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Redgate Beach, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Wilyabrup, Boranup
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 28:
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Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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