32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h
4
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
6
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
7
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
8
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 4 nights
End: Sydney

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Tamar Valley and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Family-friendly places like Platypus House and Seahorse World will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Pearn's Steam World (in Westbury). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, walk around City Park, and wander the streets of Design Inn.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston driving holiday planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In March, Launceston is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Pearn's Steam World, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Honeymoon Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online route planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Honeymoon Bay, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Kids will enjoy Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 7th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Family-friendly places like Yallingup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hamelin Bay and Canal Rocks. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, & more), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). The adventure continues: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, explore and take pictures at Caves Road, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Margaret River in 12 hours. Traveling from Hobart to Margaret River, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Surfers Point, Hamelin Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

5
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Visit Lights Beach and Middleton Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to The Denmark Heritage Cider Company and Blush Retail Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Ocean Beach & Greens Pool) and Tree Top Walk (in Walpole). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, kick back and relax at Little Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goode Beach, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Great Ocean Walk and London Bridge. Step out of the city life by going to Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, make a trip to The Grotto, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

Plan a Port Campbell trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Albany to Port Campbell in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles, Hugs Across The Cosmos
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

1
night
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
On the 21st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, contemplate the long history of Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Emily Bay, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hundred Acres Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Point Ross.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island online trip planner .

Getting from Port Campbell to Norfolk Island by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Campbell to Norfolk Island is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coastal walk will get you outdoors. Attractions like Saltwater National Park and Koala Hospital make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie route maker website .

Getting from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Norfolk Time (NFT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Norfolk Island in April, expect Port Macquarie to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Saltwater National Park
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Shelly Beach. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Camp Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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