39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  24​h
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Stanley
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Bribie Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Zurich

4
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.
Do your shopping at North Terrace and Harvest the Fleurieu. Visiting Blowhole Beach and Cleland Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Carrickalinga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seacliff Beach, and learn about winemaking at Shingleback Wine Cellar Door.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide tour itinerary maker app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Adelaide is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in March, expect Adelaide to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Ashton Hills Vineyard, Shingleback Wine, Morgan Beach, Harvest the Fleurieu
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

2
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.
Head to Nolan Art Gallery & School and Cat and Fiddle Arcadefor some retail therapy. Visit Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hobart tour builder app .

Fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Coast Natureworld and Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 9th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read St Helens sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In April in St Helens, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Entally Estate. Get outdoors at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Platypus House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: John Temple Gallery (in Westbury), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, stroll through City Park, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel route app .

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Beauty Point, John Temple Gallery, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Windermere Woodcrafts, Deloraine Creative Studios
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 14th (Sun), look for gifts at Providore 24, stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then shop like a local with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stanley tour app .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April in Stanley, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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.
Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stanley to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Stanley in April, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Burley Griffin and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Canberra to Bredbo to see Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, hunt for treasures at Capital Region Farmers Market, and steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage.

Before you visit Canberra, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House

1
night
Bribie Island

Bribie Island
On the 22nd (Mon), stroll through Woorim Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sylvan Beach. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach and then kick back and relax at Bongaree Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bribie Island tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canberra to Bribie Island. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in April, with highs in Bribie Island at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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7
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Westfield Sydneyfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Katoomba (Odd Mountain & Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Shelly Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bribie Island to Sydney. Traveling from Bribie Island in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Apr 23 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Kangaroo Island Brewery.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sydney to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Fine Art Kangaroo Island ©
Fine Art Kangaroo Island

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