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 15​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
Drive:  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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Sydney Harbour Circle Walk. Museum-lovers will get to explore Anzac Memorial and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

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. Traveling from Portland to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit 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 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Slim Dusty Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online travel route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The Slim Dusty Centre
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Mrs York's Garden ©
Mrs York's Garden

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and Surf World Gold Coast. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, see the interesting displays at The Wax Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

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Getting from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©

1
night
Toowoomba

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

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Toowoomba trip planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Toowoomba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Toowoomba when traveling from Gold Coast in October, with lows around 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:
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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.
Australian War Memorial and National Bonsai & Penjing Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Lanyon Homestead. Take a break from Canberra with a short trip to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery in Bungendore, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Toowoomba to Canberra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toowoomba in October, expect Canberra to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
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

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.
Let the collections at Richmond Gaol and Salamanca Arts Centre capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Cape Raoul. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). The adventure continues: wander the streets of North Hobart, do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Hobart tour planner.

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 slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Richmond, Port Arthur, Derwent Estate, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Launceston Tramway Museum. Entally House and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Brickendon Estate (in Longford), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at George Town Watch House, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route planner.

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Launceston sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Delamere Vineyards, George Town Watch House, Holm Oak Vineyards, 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

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Shrine of Remembrance. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Paul's Cathedral and St Kilda beach. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary maker .

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Centre for the Moving Image ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Langmeil Winery and Rockford Winery. Step off the beaten path and head to Gorge Wildlife Park and Torbreck Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: Greg Cooley Wines (in Clare), Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (in Leasingham) and Shut the Gate Wines (in Watervale). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tanunda attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Tanunda takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Tanunda sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Greg Cooley Wines, Torbreck Wines, Gorge Wildlife Park, Shut the Gate Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

3
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 Ayers House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St Peter's Cathedral and St Francis Xavier Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, stroll the grounds of West Terrace Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and kick back and relax at West Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide itinerary planner .

Getting from Tanunda to Adelaide by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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