30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  60​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Noosa North Shore
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bicheno
— 2 nights
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newark

5
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 Palm Beach and Bronte Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Nan Tien Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Firescreek Fruit Wines (in Holgate), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and steep yourself in history at First Fleet Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Sydney is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in February, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 80°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Noosa North Shore.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Firescreek Fruit Wines, Lincoln's Rock, North Head Sanctuary, Palm Beach
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Noosa North Shore

Noosa North Shore ©
Explore hidden gems such as Rainbow Beach and Poona Lake. Get in touch with nature at Lake Escapades and Noosa Horses. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa North Shore side-trips: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Searys Creek (in Rainbow Beach) and Double Island Point Lighthouse (in Cooloola National Park).

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa North Shore itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Noosa North Shore with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa North Shore

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Rainbow Beach, Mount Ninderry, Double Island Point Lighthouse, Lake Escapades
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Lake Escapades ©
Lake Escapades
Noosa Horses ©
Noosa Horses
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Step out of the city life by going to Broken Head Beach and Lighthouse Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wategos Beach and Lake Ainsworth. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point), Mount Warning Tours (in Murwillumbah) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Pat Morton Lookout.

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Traveling by car from Noosa North Shore to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Mount Warning Tours, Hastings Point Headland, Lighthouse Beach, Broken Head Beach
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

3
nights
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 some cultural insight at Puddleduck Vineyard and Sullivans Cove. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Opossum Bay Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Hobart in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Byron Bay in March, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Puddleduck Vineyard
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, then stroll through Wineglass Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then look for all kinds of wild species at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, then admire all the interesting features of Melshell Oysters, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Denison Beach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bicheno trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Swansea, Wineglass Bay, Honeymoon Bay
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Denison Beach ©
Denison 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 12th (Tue): view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally examine the collection at Bass & Flinders Centre. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, then learn about winemaking at Bay of Fires Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Delamere Vineyards.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moores Hill Estate, Delamere Vineyards, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Bass & Flinders Centre
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Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get some cultural insight at George's 40,000 Castle Lights and Fine Art Kangaroo Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stokes Beach and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Island Beach, experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards, and sample the tasty concoctions at Kangaroo Island Brewery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Launceston to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Bay of Shoals Winery ©
Bay of Shoals Winery
The Islander Estate Vineyards ©
The Islander Estate Vineyards

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum and Heide Museum of Modern Art. You'll get in some beach time at 13th Beach and Ocean Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Frankston Beach (in Frankston), Safety Beach (in Dromana) and Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary (in Barwon Heads). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Woolamai Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Back Beach, steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, and identify plant and animal life at Buxton Trout & Salmon Farm.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne online route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Barwon Heads, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Ocean Beach, Frankston Beach, Heide Museum of Modern Art
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13th Beach ©
13th Beach
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach

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