25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Ballina
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Torquay
— Few hours
Taxi + Ferry:  12 h 15 min
5
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Burnie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Stanley
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Burnie
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
St Helens
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
14
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
15
Swansea
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
16
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
17
Sorell
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
18
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
19
Huonville
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
20
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
21
Devonport
— Few hours
Ferry:  11 h 15 min
22
Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  7 h
23
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
24
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

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Ballina

Ballina
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ballina trip website.

Brisbane to Ballina is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Ballina dip to 20°C. You will leave for Port Macquarie on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital and then trek along Coastal walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip planner.

You can drive from Ballina to Port Macquarie in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ballina in December, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 17th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Port Macquarie to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Torquay Front Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Torquay online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Torquay

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Torquay Front Beach ©
Torquay Front Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then browse for treasures at Antique Emporium, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally examine the collection at Don River Railway.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Devonport holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Devonport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Torquay in December, with highs in Devonport at 25°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Highlights from your plan
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate

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Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Get out of town with these interesting Burnie side-trips: Wynyard (Table Cape Lighthouse Experience & Boat Harbour Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre, explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, let little ones run wild at Penguin Foreshore, and stop by Lemon Tree Providore.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Burnie trip builder website.

You can drive from Devonport to Burnie in an hour. In December in Burnie, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stanley.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wynyard, Penguin
Highlights from your plan
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Penguin Observation Centre ©
Penguin Observation Centre
Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by The Angel's Share, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stanley tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. December in Stanley sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Burnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share

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Burnie

Burnie
To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Burnie road trip app.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Burnie takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Outdoors Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder site.

Getting from Burnie to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): meet the residents at Seahorse World and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Seahorse World
Highlights from your plan
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): play a few rounds at Barnbougle Dunes and then pause for some photo ops at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and then learn about winemaking at Pipers Brook Vineyard.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Launceston to Scottsdale in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Golf Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Barnbougle Dunes, Pipers Brook Vineyard, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Highlights from your plan
Barnbougle Dunes ©
Barnbougle Dunes
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings ©
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St Helens day trip planner.

Drive from Scottsdale to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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Bicheno

Bicheno
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bicheno online attractions planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Bicheno in an hour. In December in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then stroll through Wineglass Bay.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip planning website.

Coles Bay is just a stone's throw from Bicheno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): experience rural life at Kate's Berry Farm and then let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Swansea trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Swansea takes an hour. In December in Swansea, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Swansea

Fun & Games Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Kate's Berry Farm ©
Kate's Berry Farm

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Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the views from Richmond Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., get to know the resident critters at Zoodoo Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally do a tasting at Pressing Matters.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Richmond journey builder app.

Getting from Swansea to Richmond by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sorell.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo
Pooseum ©
Pooseum
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Sorell

Sorell ©
Sorell is a town in Tasmania, Australia, north-east of Hobart. On the 1st (Fri), experience rural life at Sorell Fruit Farm and then stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

Before you visit Sorell, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sorell is just a stone's throw from Richmond. In January, daytime highs in Sorell are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Sorell

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Sorell Fruit Farm ©
Sorell Fruit Farm

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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.
To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sorell to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for Huonville on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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Huonville

Huonville ©
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Refuge, and then appreciate the history behind Snug Bushfire Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Huonville trip builder.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Huonville takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Huonville

Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Raptor Refuge, Snug Bushfire Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider ©
Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock and then steep yourself in history at May Queen. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Huonville to Hobart takes an hour. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Food Tours

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Devonport

Devonport
For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Devonport travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Devonport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Melbourne

Melbourne
For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Devonport to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Devonport in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get your game on at Breakr.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra travel route site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Breakr ©
Breakr

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Macquarie, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Canberra to Port Macquarie by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in January, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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