39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Linz
Fly:  26​h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
St Kilda
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
9
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  38​h
11
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Linz

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Relax by the water at Scarborough Beach and Warnbro Beach. Visit Fremantle Prison and The Fremantle Round House for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Norm wrightson hairway, The Shipwreck Galleries, & more) and Penguin Island (in Rockingham). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica, and stop by Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Perth travel route builder site .

Linz, Austria to Perth is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, Penguin Island, Scarborough Beach, Warnbro Beach
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:
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Western Australian Maritime Museum ©
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
The Shipwreck Galleries ©
The Shipwreck Galleries

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like North Terrace and Carrick Hill. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cleland Wildlife Park and Blowhole Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), Port Elliot (Horseshoe Bay & Boomer Beach) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Harvest the Fleurieu, stroll through Semaphore Beach, and learn about winemaking at Elderton Wines.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip tool .

Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in March, you will find days in Adelaide are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanunda, Port Elliot, Cleland Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 12:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Kirra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Cuckoo Clock Nest (in Tamborine), Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina) and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a stroll through Queen Street Mall, buy something for everyone on your list at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, and examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Cuckoo Clock Nest, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Kings Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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.
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Goaty Hill Wines and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine) and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Entally Estate, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Launceston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, Launceston is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Longford, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay tour planning 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cascade Brewery. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Mona, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:
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Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Elwood Beach, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St Kilda trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hobart to St Kilda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in St Kilda are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in St Kilda

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Elwood Beach, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally stroll through Kuniya Walk. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St Kilda to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St Kilda in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Talapi and Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Get a sense of the local culture at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Iranti Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, and view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alice Springs, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Christ Church Cathedral Darwin and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Darwin Aviation Museum and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin trip tool .

Getting from Alice Springs to Darwin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in April, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Hanging Rock Reserve and then look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Drive from Darwin to Melbourne in 38 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, Melbourne is cooler than Darwin - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Hanging Rock Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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