30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Stanley
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Bendigo
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then browse the exhibits of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston vacation planning website .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Launceston: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
Visiting Tahune Forest AirWalk and Russell Falls will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cascade Brewery. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Hobart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Russell Falls, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay holiday site .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Westmorland Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Westmorland Falls ©
Westmorland Falls

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stanley online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In November in Stanley, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Stanley

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Art Gallery of Ballarat in Ballarat--about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

Plan a Melbourne trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Stanley to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Stanley in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bendigo.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

4
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Visit Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Bendigo Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bendigo: Mount Avoca (in Avoca) and Moonambel (Grape Farm Winery & EQUUS @ Moonambel). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Rosalind Park, make a trip to Eaglehawk Log Lock Up, steep yourself in history at Fortuna Villa, and explore the activities along Lake Weeroona.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bendigo itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Melbourne to Bendigo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Bendigo

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Moonambel, Echuca, Mount Avoca, Henry of Harcourt
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blowhole Beach and Seacliff Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at South Australian Museum and Carrick Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot), Victor Harbor (Granite Island & Kaiki Walk - Granite Island) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, do a tasting at Barratt Wines, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide road trip app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach, Henley Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Shipwreck Galleries and The Fremantle Round House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scarborough Beach and Warnbro Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks), Rockingham (Rockingham Beach & Penguin Island) and Back Beach (in Lancelin). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Perth by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth. When traveling from Adelaide in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Scarborough Beach, Back Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Penguin Island ©
Penguin Island

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