23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Townsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Conservation Park, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then take a stroll through North Terrace. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, then steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Glenelg Pier.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Adelaide vacation builder website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Adelaide International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Glenelg Pier
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully
Cleland Conservation Park ©
Cleland Conservation Park

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Koala Conservation Centre will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach, trek along Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Dandenong Ranges National Park, The Nobbies Centre, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

6
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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). On the 29th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. On the 31st (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for slightly colder days in Hobart, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Three Capes Track, Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

3
nights
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Townsville sightseeing planner .

Getting from Hobart to Townsville by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Townsville: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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