37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Panama City Beach
Fly:  32​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Albany
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Jervis Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Panama City Beach

2
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.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Battery Point. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planning site .

Panama City Beach, USA to Hobart is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Panama City Beach to Hobart. Traveling from Panama City Beach in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 52°F in Hobart. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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. Explore hidden gems such as Thistle Cove and Blue Haven Beach. Get in touch with nature at Twilight Beach and Cape Le Grand National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hellfire Bay, stroll through Salmon Beach, and contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip tool .

Getting from Hobart to Esperance by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Hobart to Esperance, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hobart in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Esperance: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lowlands Beach and Greens Pool. We've included these beaches for you: Cheynes Beach and Anvil Beach, Nullaki Peninsula. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Ocean Beach & Lights Beach) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Albany sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach

4
nights
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.
Visiting Cleland Wildlife Park and Horseshoe Bay will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrickalinga Beach and Second Valley Beach. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Boomer Beach in Port Elliot, about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Albany to Adelaide in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, 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. When traveling from Albany in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Adelaide, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Cleland Wildlife Park, Carrickalinga Beach, Second Valley Beach
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Boomer Beach ©
Boomer Beach

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Coolangatta Beach and Broken Head Beach. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Burleigh Heads (Burleigh Heads Beach & Burleigh Head National Park) and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin). There's still lots to do: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

Discover how to plan a Byron Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Byron Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta, Kurrawa Beach, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

4
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trial Bay Gaol and Tacking Point Lighthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coastal walk and Elizabeth Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Maritime Museum South West Rocks (in South West Rocks), Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and Korogoro Walking Track (in Hat Head). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

Discover how to plan a Port Macquarie trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Byron Bay, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Korogoro Walking Track, Elizabeth Beach, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

5
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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in January: highs in Sydney hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fairlight Beach, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hyams Beach and Blenheim Beach. Get outdoors at Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jervis Bay trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Jervis Bay by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jervis Bay, with lows of 62°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Currarong, Shoalhaven, Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

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