40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Bordertown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Gawler
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Cape Jervis
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h
15
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
16
Cape Jervis
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
17
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

2
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Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
On your second day here, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, don't miss a visit to Four Corners of Ross, then examine the collection at Tasmanian Wool Centre., and finally kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Swansea itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Hobart to Swansea in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Wineries

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Ross, Dolphin Sands
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Kings Fine Art Gallery ©
Kings Fine Art Gallery

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Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bicheno attractions planner.

Drive from Swansea to Bicheno in an hour. In February in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Coles Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with a short trip to Twelve Acre Wood in Claude Road, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marion's Lookout Walk, and trek along Crater Lake Circuit.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Bicheno to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Strahan.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Twelve Acre Wood
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, then stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, and finally get outside with Henty Dunes.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan online road trip planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Zeehan
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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Hobart

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To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours
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Food Tours

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, then visit a coastal fixture at Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, and finally head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy takes 3 hours. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Shopping Nature
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get great views at Reed Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Boroka Lookout, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Burrong Falls, and finally hike along The Pinnacle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Halls Gap trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Port Fairy to Halls Gap by car takes about 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bordertown.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grampians National Park
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Climbing Tours

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night
Bordertown

Bordertown ©
Bordertown is a small South Australian town near the Victorian border. On the 26th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Clayton Farm Heritage Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bordertown Wildlife Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bordertown planner .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Bordertown takes 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Gawler.

Things to do in Bordertown

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Clayton Farm Heritage Museum ©
Clayton Farm Heritage Museum

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Gawler

Gawler ©
Gawler is the first country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia, and is named after the second Governor (British Vice-Regal representative) of the colony of South Australia, George Gawler. Explore Gawler's surroundings by going to National Motor Museum (in Birdwood), St Kilda Adventure Playground (in St Kilda) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall, experience rural life at Lyndoch Lavender Farm and Cafe, steep yourself in history at Gawler Railway Station, and do a tasting at Kellermeister.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Gawler trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Bordertown to Gawler by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Gawler are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Cape Jervis.

Things to do in Gawler

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Lyndoch, National Motor Museum, Whispering Wall, St Kilda Adventure Playground, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Kellermeister ©
Kellermeister
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Whispering Wall ©
Whispering Wall

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Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Deep Creek Conservation Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Jervis trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Gawler to Cape Jervis by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Cape Jervis

Trails Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Deep Creek Conservation Park
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Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Penneshaw Beach and then look for gifts at Drift On Bliss. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

Plan my day in Kangaroo Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Jervis.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

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Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis ©
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Jervis trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kangaroo Island to Cape Jervis with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cape Jervis

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Second Valley Beach
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Second Valley Beach ©
Second Valley Beach

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 5th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

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Traveling by car from Cape Jervis to Adelaide takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Shopping
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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