10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  28​h
1
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
5
Port Campbell
— 1 day
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
End: Toronto

1
day
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hike along Coastal walk, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie holiday maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Port Macquarie is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Port Macquarie. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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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 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, indulge your taste buds at Entally House, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and finally stroll around City Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Launceston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Macquarie in April since evenings lows in Launceston dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Museums
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip tool .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

East Coast Natureworld
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, then don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, and finally get great views at Twelve Apostles.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 9th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get great views at Anzac Hill, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at This is Aboriginal Art, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Alice Springs in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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