25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  27​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
St Kilda
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + train + ferry:  4​h 15​min
6
Manly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Montreal

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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, view the masterpieces at Art Mob, and explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip maker .

Montreal, Canada to Hobart is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Montreal to Hobart. In December, Hobart is much warmer than Montreal - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Moonah Arts Centre, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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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

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then stroll through Fortescue Bay, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Visiting Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Three Thumbs Lookout in Orford (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Three Thumbs Lookout, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Get some cultural insight at Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Glassblowers. Shop till you drop at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery and Goaty Hill Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard), Woolmers Estate (in Longford) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, and do a tasting at Loira Vines.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

3
nights
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Australian Print Workshop. We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Mentone beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Kilda: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Chelsea Beach (in Chelsea) and Edithvale Beach (in Edithvale). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Gertrude Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Catani Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, and kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St Kilda tour itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Launceston to St Kilda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in St Kilda, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manly.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzroy, Edithvale Beach, Mentone beach, Chelsea Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Jewish Holocaust Centre ©
Jewish Holocaust Centre

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Get some cultural insight at Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries and Joel Coleman Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Shelly Beach and Bronte Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manly: Sweetness the Pattiserie (in Epping), Congwong Beach (in La Perouse) and Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola). It doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo and enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manly trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from St Kilda to Manly in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, shuttle, flight, and ferry; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Manly when traveling from St Kilda in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Bronte Beach, Congwong Beach, Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Sweetness the Pattiserie
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Bilgola Beach ©
Bilgola Beach

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting The National Pass and Perry's Lookdown will get you outdoors. Falls Gallery and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will appeal to museum buffs. When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, browse the exhibits of Gallery One88, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Before you visit Katoomba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Manly to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Wentworth Falls, Perry's Lookdown, Megalong Creek Estate, The National Pass
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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