41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
ferry + Drive:  13​h
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  22​h 15​min
9
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​h
10
Perth
— 5 nights
End: Perth

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Explore hidden gems such as Shelly Beach and Terrigal Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park in Calga, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Coogee Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney itinerary tool .

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, Shelly Beach, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at 13th Beach and Bells Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Venture out of the city with trips to Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toStanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Bells Beach, 13th Beach
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Maru Koala and Animal Park ©
Maru Koala and Animal Park
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stanley trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Stanley at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then explore the world behind art at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

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

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 12th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mole Creek trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Lillico Beach Conservation Area, Coles Beach, Alum Cliffs, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Narawntapu National Park
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Narawntapu National Park ©
Narawntapu National Park
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Coles Beach ©
Coles 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Tamar Valley and Bridport Walking Track. Take a break from the city and head to Platypus House and Lilydale Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Bay of Fires Winery (in Pipers River). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, and browse the exhibits of The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston online attractions planner .

Getting from Mole Creek to Launceston by car takes about an hour. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wineries, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Platypus House, Bay of Fires Winery, Moores Hill Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gala Estate Vineyard and Ross Female Factory. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Friendly Beaches. Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Tasmanian Wool Centre. (in Ross) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout, see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and do a tasting at Milton Vineyard.

You can plan Coles Bay trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can 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 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Ross, Swansea, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Puddleduck Vineyard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Fortescue Bay (in Port Arthur) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, examine the collection at Mona, take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, and savor the flavors at The Wicked Cheese Co..

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart visit planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and North Terrace. We've included these beaches for you: Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Clare (Sevenhill Cellars & Riesling Trail), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Henley Beach, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, tour the pleasant surroundings at River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Adelaide takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in January, things will get a bit warmer in Adelaide: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Clare, Aldinga Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rockingham Beach and City Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Mullaloo Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Point Peron (in Rockingham), Cohunu Koala Park (in Byford) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Perth route builder website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Adelaide in January, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rockingham, Fremantle, Mullaloo Beach, Matilda Bay Reserve, Cohunu Koala Park
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

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