18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Ferry:  10​h 30​min
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Devonport
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Burnie
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Wynyard
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
George Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Sorell
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Pontville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport online travel planner .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Devonport to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 5°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Burnie.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, then admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, then take in nature's colorful creations at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Guide Falls Reserve.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Burnie trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Devonport to Burnie in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wynyard.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden ©
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

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Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Your list of things to see and do now includes Highfield Historic Site, The Nut State Reserve, Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience and then take in the waterfront at Boat Harbour Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve and then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wynyard trip maker tool .

Wynyard is just a stone's throw from Burnie. In October, daily temperatures in Wynyard can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Wynyard

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Stanley
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Plan my trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Wynyard to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Sheffield.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Your list of things to see and do now includes Marakoopa Cave, Llama Farma, Melita Honey Farm, and other attractions. On the 11th (Sun), get a taste of local nightlife at Fudge 'n' Good Coffee and then wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sheffield trip planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Sheffield in 2.5 hours. In October in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chudleigh, Marakoopa Cave, Llama Farma
Highlights from your plan
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Tasmania’s Town of Murals ©
Tasmania’s Town of Murals
Llama Farma ©
Llama Farma

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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've added City Park, Penny Royal Adventures, Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, catch a ride on Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then get in on the family fun at Penny Royal Adventures, and finally stroll around City Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

Drive from Sheffield to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In October in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to George Town.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

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George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. You've added The Low Head Lighthouse, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Bridport Walking Track, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum and then enjoy the sea views from The Low Head Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town travel route planning tool .

Getting from Launceston to George Town by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Low Head, St Columba Waterfall, Bridport Walking Track, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Highlights from your plan
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bridport Walking Track ©
Bridport Walking Track
Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum ©

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St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
You've now added Bay of Fires to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read St Helens tour itinerary tool .

Drive from George Town to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Fires, Bicheno Blowhole, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Bay of Fires ©
Bay of Fires

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Tourville Lighthouse as well as Wineglass Bay. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sorell.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

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Sorell

Sorell ©
Sorell is a town in Tasmania, Australia, north-east of Hobart. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Hobart Town Model Village, Richmond Gaol, Richmond Bridge, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step on board at Maria Island Ferry. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally get outside with Tasman Arch.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sorell online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Sorell takes 2.5 hours. In October in Sorell, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Sorell

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Port Arthur, Eaglehawk Neck, Seven Mile Beach, Maria Island Ferry
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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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 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and then take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart sightseeing planning app .

Hobart is very close to Sorell. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Pontville.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Pontville

Pontville
Pontville is a small rural community 28km north of Hobart, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. You can plan Pontville trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Pontville takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Pontville

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Russell Falls and then admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and then contemplate the long history of Entally House.

You can plan Mount Field National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Pontville to Mount Field National Park takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Entally House, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

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