27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
8
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Noosa
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Newark


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1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then kick back and relax at Eli Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip tool .

Newark, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in February, with highs in Fraser Island at 86°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

1
day
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 26th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Port Arthur. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, expect Port Arthur to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

2
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.
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then stop by The Sensory Tasmania, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge. On your second day here, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hobart driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Opossum Bay Beach
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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 1st (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): meet the residents at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, savor the flavors at Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

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Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

3
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 St Paul's Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to McCrae Beach (in McCrae) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, shop like a local with Degraves Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in March, expect Melbourne to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

13th Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Ocean Beach, McCrae Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

3
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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Wentworth Falls
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll get in some beach time at Lennox Head Beach and Broken Head Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Tallow Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina) and Bexhill Open Air Cathedral (in Bexhill). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Belongil Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lighthouse Beach, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, Lennox Head Beach, Broken Head Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

7
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Peregian Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Kondalilla Falls (in Montville), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Peticular, explore the activities along Noosa River, and explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa day trip app .

Drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rainbow Beach, Caloundra, Buderim Forest Park, Mount Coolum, Maroochydore Beach
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Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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