44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  20​h
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Las Vegas


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7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment, and kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker .

Las Vegas, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Brisbane. In April, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Kondalilla National Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston day trip planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Launceston by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 64°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 23rd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Orford journey planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Orford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

5
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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 29th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider and then hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geeveston travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Geeveston takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hartz Mountains National Park, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tarraleah online trip builder .

You can drive from Geeveston to Tarraleah in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Tarraleah to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

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

Parks Nature Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 11th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 10th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

8
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney tour planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Sydney at 70°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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