35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Hay
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Auburn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Laurieton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Orange
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Parramatta
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Launceston

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Mount Gambier is known for nature, museums, shopping, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum, explore the galleries of Echo Farm, and take in the exciting artwork at Riddoch Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip itinerary planner .

Launceston to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Launceston in August since evenings lows in Mount Gambier dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Museums
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Echo Farm ©
Echo Farm

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Twelve Apostles (in Princetown), Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Loch Ard Gorge (in Port Campbell). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bay of Islands, get your game on at Mini Golf by The Sea, examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and kick back and relax at Logan's Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Cape Otway Lightstation
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

2
nights
Hay

Hay ©
Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Hay Sunset Viewing Area, then see the interesting displays at Shear Outback, then get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, and finally make a trip to The Long Paddock. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along The Long Paddock - Cobb Highway Touring Route and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bidgee Riverside Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hay visit app .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Hay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Hay

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Shear Outback ©
Shear Outback

1
night
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a small town in the southern edge of the Clare Valley, in the Mid North of South Australia.It lies in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges just east of the Skilly Hills. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Clare Valley Brewing Company, learn about winemaking at Grosset Wines, then try for a hole-in-one at Simpson Rices Creek, and finally learn about winemaking at Taylors Wines.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Auburn trip builder website .

Getting from Hay to Auburn by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August in Auburn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Auburn

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games
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Grosset Wines ©
Grosset Wines
Simpson Rices Creek ©
Simpson Rices Creek

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step out of Adelaide to go to Hahndorf and see The Cedars, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide online holiday maker .

You can drive from Auburn to Adelaide in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Adelaide are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

5
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in August, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Explore Ballina's surroundings by going to Evans Head (Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, Razorback Lookout, & more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Richmond River Lighthouse, and look for gifts at Thursday Plantation Visitors Centre.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ballina trip planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Ballina in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ballina, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Laurieton.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Evans Head
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Ballina Head Lookout ©
Ballina Head Lookout

2
nights
Laurieton

Laurieton ©
Laurieton is a coastal town on the Mid North Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Brother Mountain, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Walk, and then make a trip to Crystalline Pottery. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam, look for gifts at Vasnas Designs, then browse the collection at Manning Valley Libraries, and finally take in the waterfront at Harrington Breakwall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Laurieton trip planner .

Drive from Ballina to Laurieton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Ballina in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Laurieton: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Orange.

Things to do in Laurieton

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Wauchope, Harrington Breakwall, Manning Valley Libraries, Crystalline Pottery
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Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam ©
Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam
Crystalline Pottery ©
Crystalline Pottery
Vasnas Designs ©
Vasnas Designs

6
nights
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange: Machattie Park (in Bathurst), Wallerawang (Old Wallerawang Station & Lake Wallace) and Lithgow (Blackfellows Hand Cave & Jannei Goat Dairy). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Rowlee Wines, and make a trip to Pinnacle Lookout.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orange visit planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Laurieton to Orange. Traveling from Laurieton in August, you will find days in Orange are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Parramatta.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lithgow, Machattie Park, Animals on Bikes
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Sassy Wines ©
Sassy Wines
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
Parramatta

Parramatta ©
Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, 23km west of its central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. Change things up with these side-trips from Parramatta: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, & more) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Zoo, don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, take an in-depth tour of The New South Wales Lancers Memorial Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company.

Plan trip to Parramatta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Orange to Parramatta in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Orange in September, Parramatta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Parramatta

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, Grand Canyon track, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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