40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

©
Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Gladstone
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Albany
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  13 h 30 min
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10 h 30 min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h
8
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Gladstone

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Gillen and Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs and Adelaide House Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church, and try your luck at Lasseters Casino.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planner.

Gladstone to Alice Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Gladstone to Alice Springs is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Gladstone in June, expect Alice Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve ©
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve

4
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Shop till you drop at Boranup Gallery and The Studio Gallery. Visit Gnarabup Beach and Smiths Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Water wheel (in Augusta), Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay) and Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Amelia Park Wines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Redgate Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Colonial Brewing Co, and stop by Vasse Virgin.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Naturaliste, Yallingup, Redgate Wines, Water wheel, Hamelin Bay Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

5
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
You'll explore and learn at Western Australian Museum - Albany and Blush Retail Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum and Princess Royal Fortress. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Elephant Rocks, Ocean Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Goode Beach, admire the masterpieces at Vancouver Arts Centre, view the masterpieces at Torbay Glass Studio, and take a tour of Replica of the Brig Amity.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Appreciate the collections at Qdos Arts Gallery and Great Ocean Road Story. Escape the urban bustle at Gibsons Steps and Bay of Martyrs. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Beech Forest (The Redwoods & Hopetoun Falls) and Lorne (Sheoak Falls & The Lorne Pier). There's more to do: stop by Gorge Chocolates and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Albany to Port Campbell in 15 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lorne, Beech Forest, Gorge Chocolates, Bay of Martyrs
Highlights from your plan
The Razorback ©
The Razorback
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hope Cottage and Shep's Studio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lashmar Conservation Park and Will's Rare Breeds Farm. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Browns Beach, do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards, view the masterpieces at Fine Art Kangaroo Island, and don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Lashmar Conservation Park ©
Lashmar Conservation Park
Hope Cottage ©
Hope Cottage

5
nights
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.
Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum and Design Centre Tasmania will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery and Greenoaks Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, see the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Launceston takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Launceston is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Low Head, Bass & Flinders Centre, Bay of Fires Winery, Holm Oak Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Franklin House ©
Franklin House
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Henry Jones Design Gallery or The Sensory Tasmania. North Hobart and Coal Mines Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering), Shene Distillery (in Pontville) and Cape Raoul (in Port Arthur). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, wander the streets of South Hobart, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip builder.

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Richmond, Eaglehawk Neck, Raptor Refuge, Kingston Beach, Shene Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

5
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Macquarie Museum and National Motorcycle Museum. Visit St Thomas Anglican Church and Old Bottlebutt for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitewashed Gallery (in Hallidays Point) and Villa d'Esta Vineyard (in Dyers Crossing). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, explore the activities along Hastings River, take in nature's colorful creations at Mrs York's Garden, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Duck Brewery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Macquarie, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Wauchope, National Motorcycle Museum, Whitewashed Gallery, Villa d'Esta Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
National Motorcycle Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum

Similar Plans

44 days in Australia BY A USER FROM VIETNAM April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 42 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 53 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GREECE July, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 56 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GREECE July, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 50 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 55 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GREECE July, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 53 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GREECE July, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced
See more plans