19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Drive:  2​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jindabyne
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Yarra Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Belgrave
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
8
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Hobart
— 5 nights
car:  29​h 30​min
10
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Newcastle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip site .

Newcastle to Sydney is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Bus Depot Markets. On the 28th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Old Bus Depot Markets and then engage your brain at Questacon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra travel planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Canberra reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife
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Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

1
day
Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. On the 30th (Mon), browse the different shops at Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kosciuszko Brewery, explore the activities along Lake Jindabyne, then relax in the rural setting at Gaden Trout Hatchery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jindabyne trip itinerary app .

Getting from Canberra to Jindabyne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in September, you will find days in Jindabyne are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
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Lake Jindabyne ©
Lake Jindabyne
Gaden Trout Hatchery ©
Gaden Trout Hatchery
Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre ©
Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre

1
night
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume and then take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albury trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Jindabyne to Albury takes 4 hours. Traveling from Jindabyne in September, expect Albury to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Yarra Glen.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Nature
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden

1
night
Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yarra Glen journey tool .

You can drive from Albury to Yarra Glen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Yarra Glen can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off toBelgrave.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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1
day
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
On the 2nd (Wed), get outside with Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park, admire the natural beauty at Tesselaar, then contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrave day trip planning app .

You can drive from Yarra Glen to Belgrave in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Belgrave, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tesselaar, William Ricketts Sanctuary, National Rhododendron Gardens
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Tesselaar ©
Tesselaar
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then don't miss a visit to Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip builder .

Drive from Belgrave to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip planning site .

Getting from Melbourne to Launceston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Launceston reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). On the 9th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hobart day trip website .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art
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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 15th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Wollongong Art Gallery, make a trip to Wollongong Head Lighthouse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wollongong online trip maker .

Getting from Hobart to Wollongong by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in October: highs in Wollongong hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Art Gallery ©
Wollongong Art Gallery

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