25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Armidale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Devonport
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Gold Coast


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2
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Armidale

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

Gold Coast to Armidale is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Armidale

Parks Nature Museums
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2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Beach, stroll around Foreshore Park, then walk around King Edward Park, and finally get your game on at VRXP.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Newcastle using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Armidale to Newcastle takes 4.5 hours. May in Newcastle sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Museums
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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.
On the 5th (Tue), steep yourself in history at First Fleet Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

First Fleet Park
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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.
On the 7th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, then enjoy some diversion at AAMI Park, then savor the flavors at Prahran Market, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery
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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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Beach, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, see the interesting displays at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, then stop by The Emporium, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Devonport in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, Devonport is little chillier than Melbourne - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Devonport

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Latrobe, The Emporium, Giant Penguin
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, then learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and then make a trip to Spiky Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Spiky Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack, Honeymoon Bay
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Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

2
nights
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, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then make a trip to The Town Clock, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, stroll around Prince's Square, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston journey builder .

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In May in Launceston, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Myrtle Forest. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tahune Forest AirWalk and Lark Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of North Hobart, steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, and kick back and relax at Kingston Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hobart holiday maker site .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. 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

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Church, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Bay, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and finally steep yourself in history at Government Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Shipstern Bluff and then trek along Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur day trip site .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
The Church ©
The Church

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Head to Antique Emporium and The Emporiumfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wings Wildlife Park and Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Devonport side-trips: Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). Explore Devonport further: see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, get advice or help at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial Avenue.

Plan my day in Devonport using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Devonport in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Parliament House of Victoria and St Joseph's Church will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cheap AZ Travel. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Redwood Forest in Warburton--about 1h 25 min away. Explore Melbourne further: browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne, see the interesting displays at Fire Services Museum of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Flagstaff Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Devonport to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Devonport in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Melbourne. Finish 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, The Mystery Rooms Melbourne, Redwood Forest
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Redwood Forest ©
Redwood Forest
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cheap AZ Travel ©
Cheap AZ Travel

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