At the time, it was very difficult, at least for me, to decide the itinerary. I wanted to see this and that, to visit Sydney and to see Ayer Rock. See the coral reef and also the mango plantations. In summary I wanted to see everything. But I ran into one “huge” thing: distances. The places on the map seemed so close, and instead they were 2,000 or 3,000 kilometers away. Full days of travel, hours and hours by car.
Living here, I must say that I too now measure everything in “travel hours”. Albany, it’s 5 hours. Shark Bay is 8 hours away, it means 800 kilometers. Oh yes, because once you get in the car, you press the accelerator, you settle at 100 per hour, from there you don’t crash, unless you decide to stop, because intersections and traffic lights don’t exist.
It’s a convenience to be honest, but sometimes it’s also paranoid!
Anyway. Let’s go back to the road, or to the Australia itineraries. Many ask me for advice on where to go and what to see.
The first of the australia itineraries is very similar to what I did at the time, and allows you to visit a bit all the main destinations of Australia, those known destinations, where you can discover Australian icons, such as Uluru or the Opera House. The ones you have to go to at least once in your life to say “yes, I’ve been to the down-under continent”.