44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Toronto


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2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Brisbane and Cathedral Square. Spend the 5th (Tue) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 15 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in November, with highs in Brisbane at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Tours Parks
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Cathedral Square ©
Cathedral Square
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

4
nights
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.
Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Sydney Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Govetts Leap and Nan Tien Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Echo Point Lookout) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Cathedral, get interesting insight from Tours, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wollongong, Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Govetts Leap
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
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Speed Boats Tours
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

5
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Raglan Art Gallery and Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corrective Services NSW Museum and Old Parliament House. Take a break from Canberra with a short trip to Gundog Cork Street Cellar in Gundaroo, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Strathnairn Gallery, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra visit planner .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cooma, Gundog Cork Street Cellar, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW Museum

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Gallery of Ballarat and ArtVo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum and Spas & Wellness. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Anglican Parish of Woodend (in Woodend) and Redesdale Bridge (in Redesdale). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Heide Museum of Modern Art, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Redesdale Bridge, St John's Anglican Church, Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum, Anglican Parish of Woodend
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Heide Museum of Modern Art ©
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Redesdale Bridge ©
Redesdale Bridge

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stanley travel route planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Stanley in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and The Tamar Valley. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Woolmers Estate. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, do a tasting at The Pinot Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, and explore the galleries of Greenoaks Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November in Launceston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Longford, Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Loira Vines
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

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 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Bicheno Blowhole, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Richmond Gaol and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Constitution Dock and Lady Franklin Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 28th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Moonah Arts Centre
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau Tanunda and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rockford Winery and Pikes Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Paulett Wines (in Polish Hill River), Clare (Crabtree Watervale Wines, Sussex Squire Wines, & more) and St George's Anglican Church (in Gawler). Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Adelaide.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide route planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in November, with highs in Adelaide at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Clare, Sevenhill, Tanunda, ISKCON Adelaide, St George's Anglican Church
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

9
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore hidden gems such as The Shipwreck Galleries and Art Gallery of Western Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery and Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Old Blythewood (in Pinjarra), Fremantle (Western Australian Maritime Museum, The Fremantle Round House, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Dedicate the 8th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Vineyard 28, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Church Fremantle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth. Traveling from Adelaide in December, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, Old Blythewood, Tyler's Vineyard
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 13:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
WA Shipwrecks Museum ©
WA Shipwrecks Museum
Art Gallery of Western Australia ©
Art Gallery of Western Australia

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