30 days in Perth, Tasmania & Brisbane Itinerary

30 days in Perth, Tasmania & Brisbane Itinerary

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30 days in Perth, Tasmania & Brisbane Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
St Helens
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
Manchester

6
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Escape the urban bustle at Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. We've included these beaches for you: Scarborough Beach and South Beach Recreation Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines, The House of Honey, & more), Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery (in Henley Brook). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church, and stroll through Rockingham Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary builder .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Perth is 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Perth to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Fremantle, Baskerville, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, Trigg Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

4
days
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Bellerive Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, see the interesting displays at Mona, enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planner .

You can fly from Perth to Hobart in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in February, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
day
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

1
day
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 12th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout and then stroll through Franklin River Nature Trail.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tarraleah route planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Tarraleah takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Tarraleah

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

3
days
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Take a break from the city and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

Before you visit Coles Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

1
day
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by The Shop in the Bush and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St Helens driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

2
days
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, learn about winemaking at Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop and then stop by Goaty Hill Wines.

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You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wildlife, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Goaty Hill Wines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

8
days
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters), Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina) and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, stop by Opals Down Under, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in February, things will get a bit warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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