40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
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
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Hobart
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Lake Lonsdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Keith
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Cockatoo Valley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
15
Aldgate
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Cape Jervis
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h
17
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
18
Cape Jervis
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
19
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
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, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online journey 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 when traveling from Zurich to Sydney is 9 hours. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 4th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

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Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Explore Swansea's surroundings by going to Raspins Beach (in Orford) and Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Four Corners of Ross). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, explore and take pictures at Kate's Berry Farm, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, and snap pictures at Spiky Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Swansea trip builder .

You can drive from Hobart to Swansea in 2 hours. February in Swansea sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Tasmania, Ross, Cranbrook, Raspins Beach
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

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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. On the 9th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then stop by Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bicheno itinerary app .

You can drive from Swansea to Bicheno in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bicheno

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Freycinet Marine Farm
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls and then hike along Crater Lake Circuit.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bridal Veil Falls
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel, look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop, then get outside with Henty Dunes, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Strahan trip builder tool .

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Zeehan
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Franklin River Nature Trail, take some stellar pictures from King William Saddle, then get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Derwent Bridge travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Derwent Bridge takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Franklin River Nature Trail, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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hours
Hobart

Hobart
For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip site .

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks
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nights
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: stroll through Royal Botanic Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

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 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 20th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): do a tasting at Basalt Wines, take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then admire the striking features of Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally pick up some local products at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Fairy trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lake Lonsdale.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Basalt Wines, Yambuk Beach Slide
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

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Lake Lonsdale

Lake Lonsdale ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Lonsdale: Ngamadjidj Shelter (in Laharum), Rupanyup (Rupanyup Silo Art, Woods' Farming and Heritage Museum, & more) and Giant Koala (in Dadswells Bridge).

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lake Lonsdale trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Port Fairy to Lake Lonsdale in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Keith.

Things to do in Lake Lonsdale

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rupanyup, Victoria, Murtoa, Ngamadjidj Shelter, Giant Koala
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls
The Balconies ©
The Balconies
Woods' Farming and Heritage Museum ©
Woods' Farming and Heritage Museum

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Keith

Keith ©
Keith is a small farming town in the south-east of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Cockatoo Downs Farmstay.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Keith online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Lonsdale to Keith takes 3.5 hours. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cockatoo Valley.
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:
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Cockatoo Downs Farmstay ©
Cockatoo Downs Farmstay

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Cockatoo Valley

Cockatoo Valley ©
Step out of Cockatoo Valley with an excursion to Two Wells Soldier Memorial Park in Two Wells--about 42 minutes away.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cockatoo Valley trip maker website .

Getting from Keith to Cockatoo Valley by car takes about 3 hours. In February in Cockatoo Valley, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Aldgate.

Things to do in Cockatoo Valley

Parks Wineries Trails

Side Trips

Williamstown, Gawler, Tenafeate Creek Wines, Two Wells Soldier Memorial Park, Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Jack Bobridge Track ©
Jack Bobridge Track
TeAro Estate ©
TeAro Estate
Linfield Road Wines ©
Linfield Road Wines

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Aldgate

Aldgate ©
Aldgate is a South Australian town located 21 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, in the Adelaide Hills.The town of Aldgate was supposedly named in 1882 after the local hotel the Aldgate Pump, which was named by Richard D. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lofty Summit, then explore and take pictures at Beerenberg Farm, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Cedars.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aldgate road trip app .

You can drive from Cockatoo Valley to Aldgate in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Aldgate are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Jervis.

Things to do in Aldgate

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty Summit
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 2:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Beerenberg Farm ©
Beerenberg Farm

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Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Deep Creek Conservation Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Second Valley Beach.

Discover how to plan a Cape Jervis trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Aldgate to Cape Jervis takes 2 hours. In March in Cape Jervis, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Cape Jervis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Second Valley Beach, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kangaroo Island using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island with the Route module. On the 5th (Thu), you're off toCape Jervis.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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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
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Second Valley Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Jervis driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kangaroo Island to Cape Jervis. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cape Jervis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide driving holiday planner .

Drive from Cape Jervis to Adelaide in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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