34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
South Bruny, Bruny Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Bicheno
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Cockatoo Valley
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Hawker
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Aldgate
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
15
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Zurich

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-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 Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Zurich in February, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 6th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart holiday app .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Food Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get outside with Tasman Arch and then stroll through Three Capes Track. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Bruny.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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night
South Bruny, Bruny Island

South Bruny ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse and then don't miss a visit to The Neck.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the South Bruny trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to South Bruny takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in South Bruny

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruny Island
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Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
The Neck ©
The Neck

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Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Kate's Berry Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Spiky Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Swansea trip maker app .

You can drive from South Bruny to Swansea in 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Swansea are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Kings Fine Art Gallery ©
Kings Fine Art Gallery
Kate's Berry Farm ©
Kate's Berry Farm

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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Bicheno: Coles Bay (Wineglass Bay Lookout, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and shop like a local with Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bicheno trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Swansea to Bicheno by car takes about an hour. February in Bicheno sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Coles Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

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

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 18th (Tue), head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan day trip planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

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Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Derwent Bridge route app .

You can drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Derwent Bridge to Melbourne. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cockatoo Valley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Cockatoo Valley

Cockatoo Valley ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): do a tasting at Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider, learn about winemaking at Linfield Road Wines, then don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall, and finally hike along Barossa Goldfields Walking Trail.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockatoo Valley attractions site .

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Cockatoo Valley with the Route module. February in Cockatoo Valley sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Cockatoo Valley

Wineries Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Williamstown, Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider
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Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider ©
Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider
Linfield Road Wines ©
Linfield Road Wines
Whispering Wall ©
Whispering Wall

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Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the galleries of Jeff Morgan Gallery and then admire the masterpieces at Wilpena Panorama.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hawker day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cockatoo Valley to Hawker. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aldgate.

Things to do in Hawker

Museums Shopping
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Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

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Aldgate

Aldgate ©
Aldgate is a South Australian town located 21 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, in the Adelaide Hills.The town of Aldgate was supposedly named in 1882 after the local hotel the Aldgate Pump, which was named by Richard D. On the 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then get great views at Mount Lofty Summit, then explore and take pictures at Beerenberg Farm, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Cedars. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at d'Arenberg, do a tasting at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, then do a tasting at Hahndorf Hill Winery, and finally examine the collection at Hahndorf Academy Regional Arts & Heritage.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aldgate tour builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hawker to Aldgate. In February, daytime highs in Aldgate are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Aldgate

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hahndorf, McLaren Vale, Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty Summit
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d'Arenberg ©
d'Arenberg
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Beerenberg Farm ©
Beerenberg Farm

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aldgate to Kangaroo Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 1st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. February in Adelaide sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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