22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Adelaide
— 4 nights
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Streaky Bay
— 2 nights
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Whyalla
— 1 night
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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Esperance
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights
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Dunsborough
— 2 nights
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Adelaide

— 4 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step out of Adelaide to go to Hahndorf and see The Cedars, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia, take a stroll through Rundle Mall, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide road trip planning site.

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide. In September, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Streaky Bay.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Streaky Bay

— 2 nights
Streaky Bay is a coastal town on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia just off the Flinders Highway 303 km north west of Port Lincoln and 727 km by road from Adelaide. On the 6th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Whistling Rocks and the Blowholes and then walk around Islands Caravan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Point Labatt and then contemplate the waterfront views at Baird Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Streaky Bay online vacation planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Streaky Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Whyalla.

Things to do in Streaky Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Whyalla

— 1 night
Whyalla is the third most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. On the 8th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Mount Laura Homestead Museum and then take a memorable drive along Hummock Hill Lookout.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Whyalla trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Streaky Bay to Whyalla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Whyalla

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Port Lincoln

— 2 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 9th (Thu), go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail and then cast your line with Triple Bay Charters. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Sleaford Bay.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln trip builder app.

Drive from Whyalla to Port Lincoln in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Esperance.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Esperance

— 2 nights
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 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Le Grand National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Anything & Everything Esperance, then make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail, and then get great views at Observatory Point and Lookout.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Esperance online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Esperance in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Port Lincoln to Esperance due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Albany

— 3 nights
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.
Albany is known for museums, nature, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany, don't miss a visit to Padre White Lookout, and stroll around Albany Heritage Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Perth

— 5 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Dedicate the 18th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, take an in-depth tour of WA Shipwrecks Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Dunsborough

— 2 nights
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. On the 21st (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Tracie Anderson Ceramics, take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, and then admire the landmark architecture of Historic Moreton Bay Fig tree. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at Margaret River Unplugged.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dunsborough road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Perth to Dunsborough takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Tours · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Busselton travel guide

4.5
Piers & Boardwalks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Lighthouses
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times. The town is home to one of the longest wooden piers in the southern hemisphere stretching almost a mile out to sea and the oldest stone church in western Australia. The town is also known for its emphasis on healthy activities. Take advantage of the cycling lanes, bike rentals, and other outdoor activities. Also check out the numerous restaurants, cafes, shops, and markets.