23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 day
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bicheno
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 1 night
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Gold Coast — 4 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Curtis Falls, Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to Burleigh Heads Beach and Infinity Attraction. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast journey maker.

Mumbai, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you will find days in Gold Coast are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 1 day

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You've now added SparkLab, ScienCentre to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get curious at SparkLab, ScienCentre.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Penguin Parade as well as SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. On the 16th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Parade. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip builder.

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Launceston.
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Launceston — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate as well as Hollybank Wilderness Adventures. On the 18th (Sun), experience rural life at Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate and then get outside with Hollybank Wilderness Adventures.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston day trip planning tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Launceston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Launceston at 25°C and lows at 10°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bicheno.
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Bicheno — 2 nights

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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Tourville Circuit Walk, Wineglass Bay Lookout, Hazards Beach, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Bridestowe Lavender Estate and then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, admire all the interesting features of Hazards Beach, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally get a bird's-eye view with Freycinet Air - Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bicheno trip planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Bicheno by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hobart.
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Russell Falls, Salamanca Market, Mount Wellington, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at Bruny Island Safaris.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart day trip app.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 3 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visit Maslin Beach and Henley Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Migration Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Aldinga Beach in Aldinga Beach--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, take a stroll through North Terrace, identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip app.

You can fly from Hobart to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Hobart to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in December; daily highs in Adelaide reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 2 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Attractions like Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Stokes Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Semaphore Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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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.
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