57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Jervis Bay
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 4 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
— 11 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  36​h
End: Baden-Baden

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Visit Shelly Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Baden-Baden, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Baden-Baden in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blenheim Beach and Hyams Beach. When in Jervis Bay, make a side trip to see Malua Bay Beach in Malua Bay, approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Greenfield Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Abrahams Bosom Reserve, and stroll through Murrays Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay vacation planner.

Getting from Sydney to Jervis Bay by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jervis Bay when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Abrahams Bosom Reserve, Callala Beach, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Malua Bay Beach
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Denison Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Raspins Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Spring Vale Wines in Cranbrook (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Raspins Beach, Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Opossum Bay Beach and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Kids will enjoy Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Fortescue Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Pelverata Falls Track (in Huonville). On the 2nd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nutgrove Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tasmanian Boat Charters.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Richmond Bridge, Raptor Refuge, Fortescue Bay, Pelverata Falls Track
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Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reeeves Beach and Woodside Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Squeaky Beach and Picnic Bay. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Little Waterloo Bay. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Norman Beach and stroll through Mt Oberon Summit Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wilsons Promontory National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hobart to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 17 hours. Other options: fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Woodside
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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. Attractions like Johanna Beach and Loch Ard Gorge make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Mait's Rest and Gibsons Steps. Take a break from Port Campbell with a short trip to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles, and get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese.

Plan a Port Campbell trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Port Campbell takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Mait's Rest, Johanna Beach, Twelve Apostles
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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
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. Get outdoors at Morgan Beach and Blowhole Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carrickalinga Beach and Second Valley Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victor Harbor: Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere) and McLaren Vale III Associates (in McLaren Vale). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boomer Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Port Campbell to Victor Harbor in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Delamere, McLaren Vale III Associates, Carrickalinga Beach, Morgan Beach
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stokes Beach and Raptor Domain. Attractions like Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Beach, do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ten Mile Lagoon and West Beach. Relax by the water at Salmon Beach and Lucky Bay. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandy Creek, and examine the collection at Esperance Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Esperance day trip tool .

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. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Esperance, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Wharton Beach ©
Wharton 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nanarup Beach and Ocean Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Misery Beach and Goode Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Shelley Beach, Rising Star Winery, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Beach, stroll through Waterfall Beach, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albany sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Surfers Point and Hamelin Bay. Attractions like Gnarabup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Injidup Beach, & more), Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Binningup Beach (in Binningup). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, trek along Redgate Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, and stroll through Meelup Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Margaret River holiday planning website .

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 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Yallingup, Wilyabrup, Boranup, Augusta
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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