18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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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.
On the 21st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, then do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart online visit planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hobart is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Hobart due to the time zone difference. In April, Hobart is colder than Singapore - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Berriedale, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then trek along Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortescue Bay, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur route planning website .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
On the 25th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Launceston to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Launceston in April, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, North Head Sanctuary, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 2:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Let the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Gallery of Modern Art, & more) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). There's still lots to do: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, view the masterpieces at Anthea Polson Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, and choose your vessel at Sunrise Sailing Charters.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder website .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Brisbane, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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