42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Wollongong
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Wollongong
— 6 nights
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Canberra
— 9 nights
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Albury
— 6 nights
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Melbourne
— 11 nights
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Launceston
— 8 nights
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Wollongong — 6 nights

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wollongong: Kiama Harbour (in Kiama), Burragorang Lookout (in Camden) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple, stroll around Hill 60 Park, kick back and relax at Wollongong City Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wollongong online journey planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Wollongong is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Jakarta to Wollongong due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jakarta in April, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Wollongong: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Canberra.
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Canberra — 9 nights

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Take a break from Canberra with a short trip to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery in Bungendore, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, explore the striking landscape of Namadgi National Park, stroll through Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and head outdoors with Belco Skate Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Wollongong to Canberra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in May, expect Canberra to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albury.
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Albury — 6 nights

Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Venture out of the city with trips to Beechworth (Beechworth Historic Courthouse, Beechworth Historical Precinct, &more), Canyon Walk (in Bright) and King George V Gardens (in Wangaratta). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mt. Pilot National Park, and admire the striking features of Albury Railway Station.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Albury online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Albury takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albury, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 11 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Namatjira Park (in Clayton), Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (in Cranbourne) and Lilydale Lake (in Lilydale). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the top attractions with Kayak Melbourne, let little ones run wild at Royal Park Nature Play Playground, and make a trip to Australian Treasure Walks - Melbourne Lanes and Arcades.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Albury to Melbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Launceston.
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Launceston — 8 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Yarns Artwork in Silk (in Deloraine). There's much more to do: stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, and wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Launceston reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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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