24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Austin


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2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Visit Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Museum of Brisbane. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, have fun at South Bank Parklands, and don't miss a visit to City Hall.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane itinerary planner.

Austin, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Austin to Brisbane. Traveling from Austin in February, expect nights in Brisbane to be much warmer, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Zipline
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Zipline
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Gallery of South Australia and McLaren Vale III Associates. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park and admire the verdant scenery at Deep Creek Conservation Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip maker website .

Getting from Brisbane to Adelaide by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Adelaide, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Delamere, Granite Island, Horseshoe Bay, Cleland Wildlife Park, Morgan Beach
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and 13th Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Somers Beach and McCrae Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

McCrae Beach, 13th Beach, Somers Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Somers Beach ©
Somers Beach
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

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 5th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then explore the galleries of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Launceston online road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Launceston at 72°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, about 32 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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 10th (Sun), trek along Three Capes Track, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, stroll through Kingston Beach, then kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the next day, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Kingston Beach, Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in March, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Manly
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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