39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hangzhou
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Fremantle
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Lorne
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
6
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Darwin
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 15​min
End: Hangzhou

4
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scarborough Beach and City Beach. Popular historic sites such as Fremantle Prison and The Fremantle Round House are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Fremantle side-trips: Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham) and Perth (Art Gallery of Western Australia, St. Mary's Cathedral, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Western Australian Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Norm wrightson hairway, sample the tasty concoctions at Little Creatures, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Church Fremantle.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fremantle trip builder site .

Hangzhou, China to Fremantle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hangzhou in July, expect Fremantle to be much colder, temps between 21°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perth, Scarborough Beach, Rockingham Beach, City Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, then don't miss a visit to The Neck, then look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, examine the collection at Bruny Island History Room, and then learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fremantle to Bruny Island. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fremantle in July; daily highs in Bruny Island reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Museums Wineries Shopping
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Art at The Point Gallery ©
Art at The Point Gallery
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©

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.
Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cascade Brewery and Australian Convict Sites will appeal to history buffs. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Shene Tasmania (in Pontville) and The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, and explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Australian Convict Sites, Shene Tasmania
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong (about 1h 20 min away). Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get in on the family fun at Flight Experience Flight Simulators, and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne route app .

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Split Point Lighthouse and Teddy's Lookout. Relax by the water at Bells Beach and Lorne Beach. Take a break from Lorne with a short trip to Dinny Goonan Wines in Bambra, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, get engrossed in the history at Great Ocean Road Story, and make a trip to The Splitters Grave.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lorne trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Lorne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bells Beach, Dinny Goonan Wines, Split Point Lighthouse
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Dinny Goonan Wines ©
Dinny Goonan Wines

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warrnambool: Port Campbell (The Grotto, Loch Ard Gorge, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach and identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Lorne to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

4
nights
Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get some cultural insight at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Cairns Art Gallery. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Cairns in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

8
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Darwin Aviation Museum and Adelaide River War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Litchfield National Park and Wave Lagoon. Change things up with a short trip to Magnetic Termite Mounds in Litchfield National Park (about 1h 40 min away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Mon) at Darwin Waterfront. Spend the 7th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Darwin attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, you will find days in Darwin are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Magnetic Termite Mounds, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

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