19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Panorama Garden Estate. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Coal Creek Community Park and Museum (in Korumburra), State Coal Mine (in Wonthaggi) and Cape Schanck Lighthouse (in Cape Schanck). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Toorongo Falls, and admire the striking features of Ballarat Railway Station.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hobart

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): wander the streets of North Hobart, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel route builder site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Port Arthur

— 2 nights
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 31st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Dog Line, explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, then explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then take in the dramatic natural features at Shipstern Bluff, and finally contemplate the long history of Government Farm. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Fossil Bay Lookout, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and finally make a trip to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Wineglass Bay and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches. Here are some ideas for day two: join in the after-dark buzz at Kings Fine Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ben Lomond Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): stop by Goaty Hill Wines, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and finally admire the striking features of Franklin House.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Launceston route tool.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, get a new perspective on nature at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, and then take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, make a trip to The Big Tree, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then get great views at Trethewies Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and finally look for gifts at The Angel's Share. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, then take a peaceful walk through Dip River Forest Reserve, and then explore and take pictures at The Tarkine Drive.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Stanley are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

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.