26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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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. The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at Nabiac Farmers Market.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nabiac trip itinerary site.

Canberra to Nabiac is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Canberra in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nabiac, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 11th (Sat).
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Nabiac to Melbourne in 12 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nabiac in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. You'll set off for Geelong on the 14th (Tue).
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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at The Food Purveyor, take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at National Wool Museum, cruise along The Great Ocean Road, and then browse the exhibits of Surfcoastimages Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geelong vacation builder.

You can drive from Melbourne to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Devonport attractions planner.

You can fly from Geelong to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Geelong in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Devonport, with lows of 13°C. On the 16th (Thu), 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

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

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy and then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St Helens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get great views at Whalers Lookout and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay road trip app.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) 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.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, 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.

You can plan Port Arthur trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

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 February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride 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. On the 22nd (Wed), get your game on at Richmond Maze and Tearooms, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, then look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Richmond trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: The Westerway Raspberry Farm (in Westerway), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart vacation builder.

Hobart is just a short distance from Richmond. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can 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. For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Derwent Bridge in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Queenstown.
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Highlights from your trip

Queenstown

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 26th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout and then steep yourself in history at Queenstown Railway Station.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip planner.

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Queenstown in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to 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 more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Strahan road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Queenstown to Strahan in an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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 maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip site.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Stanley.
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Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 2nd (Thu), 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.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley tour planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4 hours. In March in Stanley, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Devonport.
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Devonport — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport online vacation planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Devonport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geelong.
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Geelong — 1 night

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Geelong trip itinerary maker site.

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 March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Geelong, with lows of 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sat).
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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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