25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia visit planner

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Armidale
— 2 nights
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Newcastle
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 1 night
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Devonport
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Devonport
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
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Armidale

— 2 nights
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Armidale trip app.

Gold Coast to Armidale is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Newcastle on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Armidale

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Newcastle

— 2 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Beach, walk around Foreshore Park, then stroll around King Edward Park, and finally get your game on at VRXP.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle day trip website.

Traveling by car from Armidale to Newcastle takes 4.5 hours. May in Newcastle sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Sydney

— 1 night

The Harbour City

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at First Fleet Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning site.

Getting from Newcastle to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Parliament House of Victoria, then have fun at AAMI Park, then browse the fresh offerings at Prahran Market, and finally view the masterpieces at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing website.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Fun & Games · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Devonport

— 2 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Coles Beach, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, get advice or help at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, then look for gifts at The Emporium, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Devonport trip website.

Getting from Melbourne to Devonport by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Devonport reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Devonport

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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 (Sat), kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and then take in the views from Spiky Bridge. On the next day, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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 11th (Mon), admire the striking features of Franklin House, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, stop by The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, stroll around Prince's Square, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then learn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In May in Launceston, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk and Myrtle Forest. Step off the beaten path and head to Runnymede House and Lark Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kingston Beach and take a stroll through North Hobart.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Church, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally contemplate the long history of Government Farm. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Shipstern Bluff and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Devonport

— 3 nights
For shopping fun, head to Antique Emporium or The Emporium. Visiting Alum Cliffs and Wings Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. When in Devonport, make a side trip to see Preston Falls in Ulverstone, approximately Ulverstone away. Enjoy Devonport some more: walk around The Tasmanian Arboretum, get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at Don River Railway.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Devonport trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Devonport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

Your inner history buff will appreciate The Mystery Rooms Melbourne and St Joseph's Church. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cheap AZ Travel will get you outdoors. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Redwood Forest in Warburton, about 1h 20 min away. Enjoy Melbourne some more: grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne, and take some stellar pictures from SkyHigh Mount Dandenong.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Devonport to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Devonport in May since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.