38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Yulara
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
plane:  8​h
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Coffs Harbour
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  28​h
End: Birmingham

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Anglican Church Kangaroo Point, then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Birmingham to Brisbane, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Desert Reptiles and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Step out of Yulara with an excursion to Walpa Gorge in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yulara travel route planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Yulara by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yulara, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and South Brisbane Memorial Park. Get some historical perspective at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Explore Brisbane further: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albert Street Uniting Church, and look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Yulara to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yulara in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Zipline
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Zipline
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

5
nights
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and Korora Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coffs Harbour: Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Yamba). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Boambee Creek Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, tee off at Bonville Golf Resort, and do a tasting at Two Tails Wines.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Boambee Creek Reserve, Scotts Head Beach, Two Tails Wines
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coffs Harbour to St Helens. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Coffs Harbour in October: high temperatures in St Helens hover around 19°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

2
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.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Kings Fine Art Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then trek along Three Capes Track. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart vacation planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Three Capes Track, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

11
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New England National Park and Arakoon National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate German Monument and Christ Church Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Coffs Harbour: Iluka Rainforest Walking Track (in Iluka), Cathedral Rock National Park (in Ebor) and Yuraygir National Park (in Grafton). Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Hat Head National Park. Enjoy Coffs Harbour some more: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Spooky Beach, trek along Korogoro Walking Track, and kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour day trip app .

You can fly from Hobart to Coffs Harbour in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in October, expect Coffs Harbour to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Hat Head, Yamba, Grafton, Iluka Rainforest Walking Track
Find places to stay Oct 21 — Nov 1:
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Turners Beach ©
Turners Beach
Hat Head National Park ©
Hat Head National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Brisbane

Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Downfall Creek Bushland Centre. Visit Caloundra Lighthouses and Fort Lytton National Park for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Caboolture Historical Village (in Caboolture), Natural Bridge (in Springbrook) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Enjoy Brisbane some more: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ashgrove Baptist Church.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip builder .

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Scuba & Snorkeling, Natural Bridge, Caboolture Historical Village
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Caloundra Lighthouses ©
Caloundra Lighthouses

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