22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Burnie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Zeehan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves and then examine the collection at Don River Railway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then walk around Joshua Slocum Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Devonport trip planner .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Devonport to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Gunns Plains Caves
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

2
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 23rd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, let little ones run wild at Burnie Park, and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre, then walk around Burnie Park, and then admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Burnie itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Devonport to Burnie in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Burnie are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Boat Harbour Beach
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Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden ©
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve

2
nights
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 25th (Fri): stroll through Ocean Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally get outside with Henty Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Strahan vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Burnie to Strahan takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zeehan.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

3
nights
Zeehan

Zeehan
Zeehan is a town on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia 139km south-west of Burnie. Venture out of the city with trips to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Mt Donaldson (in Corinna). There's more to do: look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop and enjoy breathtaking views from Reece Dam.

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Drive from Strahan to Zeehan in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Zeehan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Mt Donaldson
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston route maker site .

Traveling by car from Zeehan to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. In October in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Seahorse World
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip planning website .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Dolphin Sands, Bicheno Blowhole
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 5th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip maker .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Make your Hobart itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

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