20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  27​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Bologna


2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Cleland Wildlife Park and Hallett Cove Conservation Park. The Cedars and Flaxman Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Murray Street Vineyards in Greenock, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Gum Tree Reserve, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and enjoy some diversion at Thorndon Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planning tool .

Bologna, Italy to Adelaide is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 8 hours. When traveling from Bologna in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Adelaide, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Murray Street Vineyards, The Cedars, Old Gum Tree Reserve, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planning website .

Fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in October since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond journey planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sydney to Richmond in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Richmond to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hobart, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur travel website .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
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 15th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Launceston in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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