26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
St Helens
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  23​h 30​min
End: Brussels


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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paulett Wines and Old Gum Tree Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Blowhole Beach and Cleland Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Parade Norwood.

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

Brussels, Belgium to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 8 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in November: highs in Adelaide hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Cleland Wildlife Park, Second Valley Beach, Old Gum Tree Reserve, Morgan Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St Joseph's Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), The Rip (in Queenscliff) and Sorrento Front Beach (in Sorrento). There's much more to do: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Adelaide in November, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St Kilda, Sorrento Front Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, The Rip
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sorrento Front Beach ©
Sorrento Front Beach

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and then admire all the interesting features of Boat Harbour Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stanley attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Stanley in 2.5 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 November, with highs in Stanley at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

1
day
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the St Helens day trip tool .

You can drive from Stanley to St Helens in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wineglass Bay Lookout will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Freycinet National Park. Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 30 minutes away). There's more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary for their historical value. On the 20th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart holiday planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail in Megalong Valley--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning app .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls, North Head Sanctuary, Jenolan Caves
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Botanical Gardens. Spend the 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns attractions website .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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