37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  44​h
1
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Lorne
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, then browse the exhibits of Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, then do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Simpson Desert.

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Manchester, UK to Port Campbell is an approximately 44-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Simpson Desert, Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, Bay of Islands, Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Childer's Cove ©
Childer's Cove

5
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Geelong Gallery and Australian National Surfing Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Lorne Beach and 13th Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Rock (in Colac), Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve (in Anglesea) and Fisherman's Beach (in Torquay). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lorne online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Lorne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Lorne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Torquay, 13th Beach, Geelong Gallery, Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, Red Rock
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Sorrento Back Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

To find maps and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip tool .

Getting from Lorne to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach, Sorrento Back Beach, Ocean Beach
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ormiston Gorge and Finke Gorge National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Yubu Napa Art Gallery and National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits, try your luck at Lasseters Casino, and explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online travel route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
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Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Wed), get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, take a stroll through West End, and then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Brisbane, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
West End ©
West End

7
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 16:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 outdoors at Platypus House and Lilydale Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Columba Falls Reserve and Bass & Flinders Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth), Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Launceston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In February, Launceston is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Platypus House, Moores Hill Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Bass & Flinders Centre
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

3
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gala Estate Vineyard and Spring Vale Wines. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Honeymoon Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Eureka Farm (in Scamander). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, do a tasting at Milton Vineyard, get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip tool .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Honeymoon Bay, Milton Vineyard, Eureka Farm
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mona and Puddleduck Vineyard. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maria Island National Park and Long Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kingston Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and wander the streets of Sullivans Cove.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Maria Island National Park, Puddleduck Vineyard, Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove

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