39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Esperance
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  13​h 30​min
5
Jervis Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Coonawarra
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
McLaren Vale
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Queenstown

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Falls and Shelly Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. Change things up with a short trip to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves (about 2 hours away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip website .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Queenstown to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
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.
Visit Anvil Beach, Nullaki Peninsula and Cheynes Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Lowlands Beach and Greens Pool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Denmark (Lights Beach, Singlefile Wines, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, stroll through Misery Beach, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albany online road trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Albany. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Albany, with lows around 15°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Nanarup Beach ©
Nanarup Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meelup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Visiting Jewel Cave and Busselton Jetty will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, do a tasting at Heydon Estate, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River travel route site .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 6th (Fri), you're off toEsperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Boranup, Brown Hill Estate, Jewel Cave, Surfers Point, McLeod Creek Wines
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

6
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 get in some beach time at Salmon Beach and Thistle Cove. Explore hidden gems such as Hellfire Bay and Twilight Beach. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and stroll through West Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Esperance takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bendalong Beach and Pebbly Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Callala Beach and Blenheim Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay travel route planner.

Getting from Esperance to Jervis Bay by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Jervis Bay can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shoalhaven, Cabbage Beach, Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

5
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Umpherston Sinkhole and Beachport Surf Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at DiGiorgio Family Wines and Bellwether. Take a break from Coonawarra with a short trip to The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Penley Estate.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Coonawarra trip website .

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Coonawarra in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Jervis Bay in April, things will get slightly colder in Coonawarra: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mount Gambier, Beachport Surf Beach
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Bellwether ©
Bellwether

4
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Step out of the city life by going to Blowhole Beach and Cleland Wildlife Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Horseshoe Bay and Carrickalinga Beach. Take a break from McLaren Vale with a short trip to Second Valley Beach in Second Valley, about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Port Noarlunga Reef and do a tasting at Shingleback Wine Cellar Door.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the McLaren Vale road trip planner .

Drive from Coonawarra to McLaren Vale in 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in McLaren Vale can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carrickalinga Beach, Second Valley Beach, Port Noarlunga Reef, Blowhole Beach, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

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