12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
Fly
2
Devonport
— 1 day
Drive
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
4
Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Devonport
— 1 night
Fly
8
Geelong
— 1 day

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Devonport.
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Devonport — 1 day

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
You've now added Tasmania’s Town of Murals to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals and then contemplate the long history of Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Melbourne to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get slightly colder in Devonport: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St Helens.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

St Helens — 1 night

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.
Bicheno's Glass Bottom Boat has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip app.

Getting from Devonport to St Helens by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swansea.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Swansea — 2 nights

On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
You've added Spring Vale Wines, Richmond Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then join in the after-dark buzz at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Swansea trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from St Helens to Swansea in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Swansea are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.
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Shopping · Wineries · Museums · Beaches
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Hobart — 3 nights

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 Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour, Rosny Point Lookout, Tessellated Pavement, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Nelson Falls (in Queenstown) and The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and take a stroll through Sullivans Cove.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hobart online trip builder.

You can drive from Swansea to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Queenstown.
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Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Queenstown — 2 nights

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gordon River Cruises, Iron Blow Lookout, Dove Lake Circuit, and other attractions. On the 2nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway, then take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Devonport.
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Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Devonport — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Highfield Historic Site, The Tasmanian Arboretum and Burnie Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Devonport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Geelong.
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Geelong — 1 day

Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, find something for the whole family at The Carousel, and then walk around Steampacket Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geelong online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Devonport to Geelong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Devonport in January since evenings lows in Geelong dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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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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