58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  27​h
Darwin
— 5 nights
train:  47​h
Adelaide
— 12 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Drive:  7​h
Canberra
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h
Hobart
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h
Burnie
— 9 nights
Fly:  36​h
Manchester

4
days
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Adelaide River War Cemetery and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and 1934 Qantas Hangar. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor) and Florence Falls (in Litchfield National Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, make a splash at Big Buoy Water Park, make a trip to Darwin Cenotaph, and try your luck at Darwin Turf Club.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Darwin

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks

Side Trips

Florence Falls, Palmerston Golf Course, Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin ©
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin

12
days
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Jeanneret Wines and Rockford Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau Tanunda and Peter Lehmann Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: St Aloysius Church (in Sevenhill), Marananga (Tscharke's Place, Two Hands Wines Cellar Door, & more) and Sevenhill Cellars (in Clare). There's much more to do: stroll through Horseshoe Bay, do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, and shop like a local with North Terrace.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Darwin to Adelaide in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, Adelaide is little chillier than Darwin - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Tanunda, Marananga, Sevenhill, Greenock
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

10
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Kryal Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ocean Beach (in Nelson), Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Bells Beach (in Torquay). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at 13th Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Sorrento Back Beach, Ocean Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, 13th Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

8
days
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Gundagai Heritage Railway and Shoalhaven River Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kingsdale Wines and Wily Trout Vineyard. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture (in Gundagai), Tumut River Brewing Co (in Tumut) and Murrumbateman (Clonakilla, Jeir Creek Wines, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, sample the tasty concoctions at Tortured Gum Brewery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral, and get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra online travel planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

#Wineries, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Goulburn, Gundagai, National Dinosaur Museum, Shoalhaven River Gorge
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Gundagai Heritage Railway ©
Gundagai Heritage Railway

9
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cape Raoul. Popular historic sites such as Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville) and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site (in Eaglehawk Neck). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Claremont House, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart vacation builder app .

Fly from Canberra to Hobart in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale, Port Arthur, Kingston Beach, Maria Island National Park
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Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

9
days
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Highfield Historic Site and Ghost Rock Tasmania. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Holm Oak Vineyards and Iron Pot Bay Vineyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Burnie: Low Head (Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum & The Low Head Lighthouse), Sidmouth (Moores Hill Estate & Wines for Joanie) and Devonport (Coles Beach, Bass Strait Maritime Centre, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Tasmania’s Town of Murals, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hellyers Road Distillery, and enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Burnie day trip planning app .

Drive from Hobart to Burnie in 4 hours. Traveling from Hobart in May, Burnie is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Burnie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Devonport, Wynyard, Stanley, Low Head, Sheffield
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

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