34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  21​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Toowoomba
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
9
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Wellington

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Anzac Memorial. Visit The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney vacation builder .

Portland, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 76°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Slim Dusty Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Slim Dusty Centre, Old Bottlebutt, North Brother Mountain
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Visiting Natural Bridge and Burleigh Head National Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Coast War Museum and The Wax Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Springbrook National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tugun Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast road trip website .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Port Macquarie in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gold Coast, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

1
night
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum, contemplate the long history of Spring Bluff, and then take an in-depth tour of Highfields Pioneer Village.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Toowoomba tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Toowoomba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Toowoomba, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highfields
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Highfields Pioneer Village ©
Highfields Pioneer Village
Spring Bluff ©
Spring Bluff
DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum ©

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Australian War Memorial and Lanyon Homestead. Get some historical perspective at Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George and Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Take a break from Canberra with a short trip to Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex in Paddys River, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, trek along ANZAC Parade Walk, see the interesting displays at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Toowoomba to Canberra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toowoomba in October: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 71°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

4
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Neck will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Richmond Gaol and Salamanca Arts Centre are in your itinerary. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Port Arthur (Cape Raoul, The Parsonage, & more) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur, The Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Neck ©
The Neck
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Entally House and Brickendon Estate. Let the collections at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum (in Low Head) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at George Town Watch House, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, explore the galleries of The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Launceston holiday builder website .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Delamere Vineyards, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, George Town Watch House, Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Franklin House ©
Franklin House
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Entally House ©
Entally House

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Shrine of Remembrance. Appreciate the collections at Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Melbourne Museum. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Launceston in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Langmeil Winery and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rockford Winery and Flaxman Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: Shut the Gate Wines (in Watervale) and St Aloysius Church (in Sevenhill). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanunda attractions planning site .

Drive from Melbourne to Tanunda in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Torbreck Wines, Flaxman Wines, Shut the Gate Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, St Aloysius Church
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

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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.
Carrick Hill and St Peter's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at South Australian Museum and Ayers House Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take a stroll through North Terrace, don't miss a visit to Torrens Building, and get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Adelaide road trip site .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum