33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in November, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Caversham Wildlife Park and Bells Rapids Park. When in Perth, make a side trip to see Illusionary Art in Herne Hill, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Perth trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Perth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whiteman, Fremantle, Bells Rapids Park, Matilda Bay Reserve, Illusionary Art
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St Joseph's Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tarraleah.

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

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tarraleah trip planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Tarraleah

#Trails, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
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Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then stroll through Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip tool .

You can drive from Tarraleah to Hobart in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur day trip app .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip planning app .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
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 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner .

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, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

8
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Top Catch Charters. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Art Gallery and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains) and Kondalilla National Park (in Montville). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Launceston to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Launceston in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Buderim, Mooloolaba, Moffat Beach, Kondalilla National Park, Burleigh Head National Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 28:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Kondalilla National Park ©
Kondalilla National Park

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