8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Clare
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and finally see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart sightseeing planning website .

New York City, USA to Hobart is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Hobart at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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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 9th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay route maker site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. On the 10th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, do a tasting at Paulett Wines, view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, do a tasting at Crabtree Watervale Wines, then explore the galleries of Clare Valley Art Gallery, and finally do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Clare trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Coles Bay to Clare with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Paulett Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines
Crabtree Watervale Wines ©
Crabtree Watervale Wines

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Cairns

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.
On the 11th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then stroll through Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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