26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Nabiac
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Geelong
— 2 nights
Taxi to Port Melbourne, Ferry to Devonport
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Devonport
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Launceston
— 1 night
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St Helens
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Richmond
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
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Queenstown
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Stanley
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Devonport
— 1 night
Ferry to Port Melbourne, Taxi to Geelong
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Geelong
— 1 night
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Nabiac — 4 nights

Nabiac is a small town on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia in Mid-Coast Council. Step out of Nabiac with an excursion to Great Lakes Paddocks in Wootton--about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Nabiac Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nabiac journey planner.

Canberra to Nabiac is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in October, with highs in Nabiac at 29°C and lows at 13°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 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.
On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

You can drive from Nabiac to Melbourne in 12 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nabiac in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Geelong.
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Geelong — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at The Food Purveyor, take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens, and then stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve. On the next day, examine the collection at National Wool Museum, then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, and then view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Geelong holiday website.

You can drive from Melbourne to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Devonport.
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Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Geelong to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Geelong in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Devonport, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then contemplate the long history of Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to St Helens.
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St Helens — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy and then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.
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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 17th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Whalers Lookout and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then get outside with Tasman Arch, then head outdoors with Devil's Kitchen, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with Port Arthur Ghost Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Richmond.
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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 20th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Richmond Maze and Tearooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, then stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond holiday planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Richmond by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), The Westerway Raspberry Farm (in Westerway) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary website.

Hobart is very close to Richmond. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Derwent Bridge.
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Derwent Bridge — 1 night

Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Queenstown.
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Queenstown

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout and then don't miss a visit to Queenstown Railway Station.

Plan my trip to Queenstown with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Queenstown in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strahan.
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Strahan — 2 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan road trip planning website.

Getting from Queenstown to Strahan by car takes about an hour. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
Plan my Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stanley.
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Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Stanley tour planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Devonport.
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Devonport — 1 night

On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Devonport day trip website.

Getting from Stanley to Devonport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Geelong.
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Geelong — 1 night

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Geelong itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Devonport to Geelong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Devonport in October, you will find days in Geelong are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sun).
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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

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Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
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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