23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Linz
Fly:  31​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Mosman
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
St Kilda
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Linz

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Mary's Cathedral and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Lincoln's Rock) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Wentworth Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Linz, Austria to Sydney is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Linz to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Mosman.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get great views at Staples Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Brisbane Water National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Rumbalara Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ebenezer Church.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mosman online trip builder .

Mosman is just a short distance from Sydney. In October in Mosman, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mosman

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Staples Lookout, Rumbalara Reserve, Shelly Beach, Brisbane Water National Park, Ebenezer Church
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Rumbalara Reserve ©
Rumbalara Reserve

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mosman to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mosman in October: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock and then take a memorable excursion with Day Trips.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Hobart attractions planner .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. On the 8th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Rippon Lea Estate, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

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Getting from Hobart to St Kilda by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in St Kilda sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Rippon Lea Estate
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Rippon Lea Estate ©
Rippon Lea Estate
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and St Kilda beach. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, take a stroll through Degraves Street, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip site .

Melbourne is very close to St Kilda. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lorne Beach. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Torquay planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Torquay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Rosalind Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sovereign Hill and St Augustine's Church. Go for a jaunt from Ballarat to Bendigo to see Bendigo Art Gallery about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to Lydiard Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bendigo, St Augustine's Church
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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