20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— Few hours
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
4
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
5
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
6
Noosa
— 4 nights

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hours
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip site.

Mildura to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mildura in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

4
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur (in Taranna) and Government Farm (in Port Arthur). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart day trip planning site.

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

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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.
Visit Entally House and Spiky Bridge for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Goaty Hill Wines or Design Centre Tasmania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Devil's Corner Cellar Door (in Apslawn), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

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You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Launceston are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Swansea, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

5
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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Byron Bay Cookie Company Gift Shopfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lennox Head Beach and Wategos Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Norries Head (in Cabarita) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, gear up at Gear Rentals, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Byron Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Byron Bay: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Tropical Fruit World, Broken Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Norries Head
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
On the 31st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, browse the different shops at Kawana Shoppingworld, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally get your game on at SunJet Simulations.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Mooloolaba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kawana Shoppingworld
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Kawana Shoppingworld ©
Kawana Shoppingworld

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Head to The Original Eumundi Markets and Hastings Streetfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Peregian Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Barnacles Dolphin Centre (in Tin Can Bay) and Fairhill Native Plants & Botanic Gardens (in Ninderry). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Underground Surf, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, don't miss a visit to Everglades, and admire the natural beauty at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Noosa itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Noosa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Barnacles Dolphin Centre, The Original Eumundi Markets, Fairhill Native Plants & Botanic Gardens, Noosa Botanic Gardens
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Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

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