40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hangzhou
taxi + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 15​min
End: Hangzhou

5
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Ellis Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nudey Beach, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary app .

Hangzhou, China to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hangzhou in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Ellis Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Cairns to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tower Hill Cemetery and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Relax by the water at Logan's Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warrnambool: Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge, Gibsons Steps, & more). The adventure continues: get some jogging in at Foreshore Promenade and identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Warrnambool journey website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Warrnambool takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): cruise along The Great Ocean Road and then enjoy some diversion at Torquay Foreshore Play Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Torquay trip website .

Drive from Warrnambool to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Torquay sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lorne Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get a sense of the local culture at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Shene Tasmania (in Pontville) and Pressing Matters (in Richmond). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Catholic Church, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Torquay to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Shene Tasmania
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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Three Capes Track and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur route planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Perth Mint and Old Court House Law Museum. Art Gallery of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Dedicate the 1st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, examine the collection at Scitech, and have fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Port Arthur to Perth in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Arthur to Perth. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Arthur in July; daily highs in Perth reach 21°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

6
nights
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.
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor). Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Mindil Beach, view the masterpieces at Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and browse the exhibits of Mason Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Darwin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Darwin due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

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