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
— 2 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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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
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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. Change things up with a short trip to Great Lakes Paddocks in Wootton (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Nabiac Farmers Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Nabiac trip itinerary website.

Canberra to Nabiac is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in December since evenings lows in Nabiac dip to 19°C. On the 1st (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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then make a trip to Block Arcade.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nabiac to Melbourne takes 12 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Nabiac in January, with lows around 17°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Geelong.
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

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. On the 4th (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. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Wool Museum, then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road, and then explore the galleries of Surfcoastimages Gallery.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Geelong road trip tool.

Drive from Melbourne to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Devonport.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Devonport trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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 January, Devonport is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. You'll set off for Launceston on the 6th (Fri).
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cataract Gorge Reserve as well as Bridestowe Lavender Estate. On the 7th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip app.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for St Helens on the 8th (Sun).
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St Columba Waterfall. On the 8th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy and then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St Helens trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bicheno Penguin Tours, Spiky Bridge and Mt Amos Climb. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Bicheno Penguin Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online journey planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Arthur.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

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.
You've added Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch, Tessellated Pavement, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, head outdoors with Tasman Arch, then get outside with Devil's Kitchen, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with Port Arthur Ghost Tours. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online trip maker.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Richmond.
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

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. For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond online trip builder.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for Hobart on the 12th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

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 day by day itinerary now includes Russell Falls, Pulpit Rock Lookout, The Westerway Raspberry Farm, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart holiday planning website.

Hobart is just a short distance from Richmond. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Derwent Bridge.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

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 reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Queenstown.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Queenstown

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Queenstown trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Queenstown takes 1.5 hours. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Strahan.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Strahan — 2 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Your day by day itinerary now includes West Coast Wilderness Railway, Spray Tunnel, Henty Dunes, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Tue), tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Henty Dunes, and finally take in a show at The Ship That Never Was.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Strahan vacation maker site.

Getting from Queenstown to Strahan by car takes about an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You've now added Cradle Country Adventures to your itinerary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stanley.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 20th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, then browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

Start your trip to Stanley by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4 hours. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Devonport.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Devonport — 1 night

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Getting from Stanley to Devonport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Geelong on the 21st (Sat).
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Geelong — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Steampacket Gardens, and then find something for the whole family at The Carousel.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Geelong online journey maker.

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. Traveling from Devonport in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Geelong, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Australia travel guide

4.5
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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City of Greater Geelong travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens

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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Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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