36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

4
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.
Visiting Kings Beach and Natural Bridge will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Museum of Brisbane. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel website .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Brisbane is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in November; daily highs in Brisbane reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Kirra Beach, Burleigh Head National Park, Natural Bridge, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Melbourne Museum and Art Gallery of Ballarat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). Dedicate the 15th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Bells Beach
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get some cultural insight at Highfield Historic Site and Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as The Nut State Reserve and Makers Workshop. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Lobster Ponds (in Flowerdale), Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna) and Wynyard (Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre & Boat Harbour Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hellyer Gorge, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and stop by Providore 24.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Stanley at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Hellyer Gorge, Lobster Ponds, Makers Workshop
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

4
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 in touch with nature at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Cataract Gorge Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and The Tamar Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip website .

Getting from Stanley to Launceston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Notley Fern Gorge, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Eureka Farm
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

5
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Natureworld. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay road trip app .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

5
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.
Visit Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Richmond Gaol. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Maria Island National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Arthur Historic Site, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
South Australian Museum and Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Cleland Wildlife Park and Granite Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Port Elliot (Boomer Beach & Horseshoe Bay), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Blowhole Beach (in Delamere). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Carrickalinga Beach, learn about winemaking at Allusion Wines, wander the streets of North Terrace, and stroll through Henley Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planning site .

You can fly from Hobart to Adelaide in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in December, with highs in Adelaide at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Morgan Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Allusion Wines, Henley Beach
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

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