25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Armidale
— 2 nights
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 1 night
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
5
Devonport
— 2 nights
6
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
7
Launceston
— 2 nights
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
9
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
10
Devonport
— 3 nights
11
Melbourne
— 4 nights

2
nights
Armidale

Armidale
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Armidale trip app.

Gold Coast to Armidale is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll set off for Newcastle on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Armidale

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

2
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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Beach, walk around Foreshore Park, thenstroll around King Edward Park, and finally get your game on at VRXP.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle day trip website.

Traveling by car from Armidale to Newcastle takes 4.5 hours. May in Newcastle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Foreshore Park ©
Foreshore Park
Glenrock Lagoon ©
Glenrock Lagoon
Newcastle Art Gallery ©
Newcastle Art Gallery

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at First Fleet Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning site.

Getting from Newcastle to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

First Fleet Park
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:
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Cockle Bay Wharf ©
Cockle Bay Wharf
The Strand Arcade ©
The Strand Arcade
First Fleet Park ©
First Fleet Park

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Parliament House of Victoria, thenhave fun at AAMI Park, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Prahran Market, and finally view the masterpieces at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing website.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Prahran Market ©
Prahran Market
Parliament House of Victoria ©
Parliament House of Victoria
AAMI Park ©
AAMI Park

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Coles Beach, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, get advice or help at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, thenlook for gifts at The Emporium, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Devonport trip website.

Getting from Melbourne to Devonport by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Devonport reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Devonport

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Latrobe, The Emporium, Giant Penguin
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Reliquaire ©
Reliquaire
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
The Emporium ©
The Emporium

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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 9th (Sat), kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and then take in the views from Spiky Bridge. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, thendo a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, thenkick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Honeymoon Bay, Spiky Bridge
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

2
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Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the striking features of Franklin House, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, thendon't miss a visit to The Town Clock, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, stop by The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, stroll around Prince's Square, thensnap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, thenlearn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Launceston, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Sharmans Wines ©
Sharmans Wines

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk and Kingston Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Runnymede House and Nonesuch Distillery. Change things up with a short trip to Raptor Refuge in Kettering (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through North Hobart, take a peaceful walk through Myrtle Forest, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Hobart sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Raptor Refuge, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Nonesuch Distillery, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

2
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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Church, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, thenpause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally contemplate the long history of Government Farm. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Shipstern Bluff and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Arthur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Dog Line ©
Dog Line

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
For shopping fun, head to Antique Emporium or The Emporium. Visiting Wings Wildlife Park and Lillico Beach Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Devonport side-trips: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Preston Falls (in Ulverstone). Enjoy Devonport some more: walk around The Tasmanian Arboretum, get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at Don River Railway.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Devonport trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Devonport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The Emporium, Wings Wildlife Park, Alum Cliffs, Preston Falls, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Antique Emporium ©
Antique Emporium

4
nights
Melbourne

Your inner history buff will appreciate The Mystery Rooms Melbourne and Parliament House of Victoria. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Redwood Forest will get you outdoors. Explore Melbourne further: get outside with Cheap AZ Travel, examine the collection at Fire Services Museum of Victoria, enjoy some diversion at AAMI Park, and grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Devonport to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Devonport in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St Kilda, Redwood Forest, The Mystery Rooms Melbourne
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Redwood Forest ©
Redwood Forest
Cheap AZ Travel ©
Cheap AZ Travel

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