17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  8​h
1
Geelong
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  14​h 15​min
3
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  22​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Enchanted Adventure Garden and Bells Beach. When in Geelong, make a side trip to see Erskine Falls in Lorne, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels, enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, and stop by Mind Games.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Geelong road trip planning app .

Adelaide to Geelong is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Geelong when traveling from Adelaide in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Torquay, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Erskine Falls
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Eureka Skydeck 88. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and get your game on at Viri VR.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour builder tool .

Drive from Geelong to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Strahan day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Strahan in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Eric Thomas Galley Museum
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and finally walk around City Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
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.
On the 25th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock. On your second day here, savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hobart visit planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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