35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Mildura
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Kimba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Wudinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ceduna
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Eucla
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Norseman
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
8
Carnarvon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Carnarvon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
12
Hyden
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
14
Madura
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
15
Ceduna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
16
Tumby Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
17
Port Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
18
Mildura
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

1
night
Mildura

Mildura
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mildura tour planning app .

Sydney to Mildura is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Mildura, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Kimba.

Things to do in Mildura

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Kimba

Kimba ©
Kimba is a rural service town on the Eyre Highway at the top of Eyre Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia. On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to The Big Galah, don't miss a visit to Viterra’s Kimba Silos, then get engrossed in the history at Kimba Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Edward John Eyre Sculptures, and finally get great views at Whites Knob Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kimba online journey maker .

You can drive from Mildura to Kimba in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Wudinna.

Things to do in Kimba

Museums
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Viterra’s Kimba Silos ©
Viterra’s Kimba Silos
Edward John Eyre Sculptures ©
Edward John Eyre Sculptures
Whites Knob Lookout ©
Whites Knob Lookout

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Wudinna

Wudinna ©
Wudinna is a town in South Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Polda Rock and then appreciate the history behind The Australian Farmer.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wudinna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimba to Wudinna takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ceduna.

Things to do in Wudinna

Parks Nature
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The Australian Farmer ©
The Australian Farmer

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Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Arts Ceduna, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alexander's Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Ceduna Jetty. On your second day here, trek along Goog's Track.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ceduna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wudinna to Ceduna takes 2.5 hours. In December in Ceduna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Eucla.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Arts Ceduna ©
Arts Ceduna

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Eucla

Eucla ©
Eucla is the easternmost locality in Western Australia, located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Eyre Highway, approximately 11km west of the South Australian border. On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Eucla Jetty, steep yourself in history at Old Telegraph Station, and then make a trip to Bunda Cliffs.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Eucla travel route builder .

You can drive from Ceduna to Eucla in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ceduna to Eucla. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Norseman.

Things to do in Eucla

Historic Sites
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Old Telegraph Station ©
Old Telegraph Station
Eucla Jetty ©
Eucla Jetty

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Norseman

Norseman ©
Norseman is a town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, 726km east of Perth and 278m above sea level. On the 28th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Norseman Statue, then see human ingenuity at work at Bromus Dam, and then identify plant and animal life at Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Norseman online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Eucla to Norseman in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Perth.

Things to do in Norseman

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave ©
Dundas Rocks and Lone Grave

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth journey maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Norseman to Perth. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Swan River ©
Swan River

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night
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. On the 1st (Wed), bet on your favorite at Carnarvon Speedway, go for a stroll along the water at Carnarvon Yacht Club - Marina, and then make a trip to Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carnarvon trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth to Carnarvon. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in January since evenings lows in Carnarvon dip to 26°C. You will leave for Exmouth on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Carnarvon

Parks
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Carnarvon Yacht Club - Marina ©
Carnarvon Yacht Club - Marina
Carnarvon Speedway ©
Carnarvon Speedway

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nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at The Ningaloo Gallery, then see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Carnarvon to Exmouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Carnarvon in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Exmouth: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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nights
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
On the 5th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, make a trip to Carnarvon Blowholes, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Augustus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): work some fitness into your day at The Fascine, make a trip to One Mile Jetty, then get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Heritage Precinct, and finally don't miss a visit to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carnarvon trip planning app .

You can drive from Exmouth to Carnarvon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Exmouth in January: highs in Carnarvon hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Geraldton on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Augustus
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
Mount Augustus ©
Mount Augustus
The Fascine ©
The Fascine

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nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Get outdoors at Back Beach and Town Beach. Get some historical perspective at Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Step out of Geraldton to go to Kalbarri and see Hutt Lagoon, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Greenough Wildlife Park, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Geraldton, and don't miss a visit to The Leaning Trees.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geraldton trip planning tool .

Getting from Carnarvon to Geraldton by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Geraldton when traveling from Carnarvon in January, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hutt Lagoon, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, The Leaning Trees
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Back Beach ©
Back Beach
Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon

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Hyden

Hyden ©
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Hippo's Yawn, then explore the striking landscape at Wave Rock, then don't miss a visit to Scrap Iron Sculptures, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mulka's Cave. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Lace Place, then explore the striking landscape at Buckley's Breakaway, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jilakin Rock.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyden online trip maker .

Drive from Geraldton to Hyden in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Hyden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Jilakin Rock
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Wave Rock ©
Wave Rock
Hippo's Yawn ©
Hippo's Yawn
Mulka's Cave ©
Mulka's Cave

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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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, then examine the collection at Esperance Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Anything & Everything Esperance, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lucky Bay, and then kick back and relax at Thistle Cove.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hyden to Esperance takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. January in Esperance sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madura.

Things to do in Esperance

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

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Madura

Madura ©
On the 15th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Madura Pass Lookout.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madura road trip planner .

Getting from Esperance to Madura by car takes about 8 hours. You'll set off for Ceduna on the 16th (Thu).
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
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Madura Pass Lookout ©
Madura Pass Lookout

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nights
Ceduna

Ceduna ©
On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at National Trust Ceduna School House Museum and then stroll through Encounter Walking Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ceduna trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Madura to Ceduna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 1 hour. You'll set off for Tumby Bay on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Ceduna

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Tumby Bay

Tumby Bay ©
Tumby Bay is a coastal town situated on the Spencer Gulf, on the eastern coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, north of Port Lincoln. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tumby Bay Silo Art.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tumby Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ceduna to Tumby Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port Augusta.
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Tumby Bay Silo Art ©
Tumby Bay Silo Art

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and then admire the natural beauty at Powell Gardens. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Homestead Gardens, then get outside with Alligator Gorge, then make a trip to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, and finally get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Tumby Bay to Port Augusta in 3.5 hours. In January in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Powell Gardens, Alligator Gorge
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

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Mildura

Mildura ©
Attractions like Mildura Water Play Park and Putt Putt Family Fun Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Junction Island Nature Reserve and Murray River. See some other sides of Mildura: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Fossey's Ginporium and Whisky Distillery, see the interesting displays at Mildura Holden Motor Museum, have fun at Woodsies Gem Shop, and steep yourself in history at Psyche Bend Pumping Station.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mildura road trip app .

Getting from Port Augusta to Mildura by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. When traveling from Port Augusta in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mildura: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Mildura

Theme Parks Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Psyche Bend Pumping Station, Junction Island Nature Reserve, Murray River, Mildura Holden Motor Museum
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Mildura Water Play Park ©
Mildura Water Play Park
Junction Island Nature Reserve ©
Junction Island Nature Reserve
Woodsies Gem Shop ©
Woodsies Gem Shop

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