57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
ferry:  11​h 15​min
2
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bicheno
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Huonville
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
New Norfolk
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Ross
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Deloraine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Arthur River
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
16
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
17
Burnie
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
18
Devonport
— 3 nights
ferry:  11​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then get a new perspective on nature at The National Opal Collection, and finally shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at ArtVo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route planner.

Canberra to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

William Ricketts Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Narawntapu National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack, see the interesting displays at George Town Watch House, and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Devonport vacation builder app .

Getting from Melbourne to Devonport by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get little chillier in Devonport: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

George Town Watch House, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Narawntapu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Narawntapu National Park ©
Narawntapu National Park
George Town Watch House ©
George Town Watch House
Tamar Valley Art Shack ©
Tamar Valley Art Shack

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Duck Reach Power Station, Entally House, Tamar River Cruises, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and City Park. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Launceston tour planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Launceston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in February, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Cataract Gorge Cruises ©
Cataract Gorge Cruises

3
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Barnbougle Dunes and Bridport Walking Track. Get some cultural insight at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Chinese Heritage Mining Area. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Scottsdale online travel route planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Scottsdale in an hour. In February in Scottsdale, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for St Helens on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Bridport, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bridport Walking Track ©
Bridport Walking Track
Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings ©
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Get outdoors at St Columba Waterfall and Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Halls Falls and Priory Ridge. Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and Blue Tier (in Weldborough).

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St Helens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Tier, Halls Falls, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, St Columba Falls Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Tier ©
Blue Tier

4
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Spiky Bridge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Bicheno: Coles Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Wineglass Bay).

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bicheno route planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Bicheno takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Bicheno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Port Arthur on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coles Bay, Honeymoon Bay, St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. Step out of the city life by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Tessellated Pavement. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fossil Bay Lookout & Waterfall Bay).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip site .

You can drive from Bicheno to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

3
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sullivans Cove and St. David's Cathedral. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach and buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart route website .

Traveling by car from New Norfolk to Hobart takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Huonville.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

4
nights
Huonville

Huonville ©
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Shop till you drop at Enchanted Woods and Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Hartzview Vineyard and Cygnet Living History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Huonville side-trips: South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park), Arve Falls (in Geeveston) and Coningham Nature Recreation Area (in Coningham). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Southwest National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pelverata Falls Track, pause for some photo ops at Snug Bushfire Memorial, and identify plant and animal life at Duck Hole Lake Walk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Huonville travel planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Huonville takes an hour. In March in Huonville, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ross.

Things to do in Huonville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery, South Cape Bay, Snug Bushfire Memorial, Coningham Nature Recreation Area, Arve Falls
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Coningham Nature Recreation Area ©
Coningham Nature Recreation Area
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Channel Museum and Henry Jones Design Gallery. Visit Opossum Bay Beach and Okines Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). Enjoy Hobart some more: take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, get to know the fascinating history of Bellerive Village, and identify plant and animal life at Fern Tree.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Huonville to Hobart by car takes about an hour. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Nonesuch Distillery, The Sensory Tasmania, Okines Beach, Bellerive Village
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove
Okines Beach ©
Okines Beach

4
nights
New Norfolk

New Norfolk ©
New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Dobson and Tall Trees Walk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shene Tasmania and Derwent Estate. There's more to do: stop by The Drill Hall Emporium and make a trip to Pulpit Rock Lookout.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the New Norfolk trip builder website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to New Norfolk in 2 hours. February in New Norfolk sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hobart.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park, Derwent Estate, Shene Tasmania
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Dobson ©
Lake Dobson
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

2
nights
Ross

Ross ©
Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, look for gifts at Classwood, then contemplate the long history of Ross Female Factory, and finally walk around Valentine Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Ross visit website .

Traveling by car from Huonville to Ross takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ross are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Deloraine.

Things to do in Ross

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Campbell Town, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©
Ross Female Factory ©
Ross Female Factory
Classwood ©
Classwood

3
nights
Deloraine

Deloraine ©
Deloraine is a town on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum and Deloraine Creative Studios. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pearn's Steam World and 3 Willows Vineyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Deloraine: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Mole Creek (Westmorland Falls, Mole Creek Caves, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Deloraine trip app .

Traveling by car from Ross to Deloraine takes 1.5 hours. In November in Deloraine, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Deloraine

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Pearn's Steam World, Llama Farma, Alum Cliffs, 3 Willows Vineyard
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Pearn's Steam World ©
Pearn's Steam World

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nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Highfield Historic Site and Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to The Nut State Reserve and Dip River Forest Reserve. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to The Big Tree (in Mawbanna), Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Smithton). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip planning site .

You can drive from Deloraine to Stanley in 2.5 hours. November in Stanley sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arthur River.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Smithton, Mawbanna, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

4
nights
Arthur River

Arthur River
Step off the beaten path and head to Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and Edge of the World. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Donaldson and Green Point Beach. Go for a jaunt from Arthur River to Zeehan to see Reece Dam about 1h 50 min away.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arthur River trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Stanley to Arthur River by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will leave for Stanley on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Arthur River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Green Point Beach, Reece Dam, Mt Donaldson
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World
Sumac Lookout ©
Sumac Lookout

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Enjoy Stanley some more: stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley itinerary planner.

Drive from Arthur River to Stanley in 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Fri), you're off toBurnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones ©
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones

3
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Popular historic sites such as Table Cape Lighthouse Experience and Penguin General Cemetery & Vantage Point are in your itinerary. Visiting Hellyer Gorge and Lobster Ponds will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Burnie side-trips: Philosopher Falls (in Waratah) and Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, make a trip to Giant Penguin, stop by The Hidden Fox, and have fun at Burnie Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Burnie trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Burnie takes 1.5 hours. In November in Burnie, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Devonport.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Penguin, Philosopher Falls, Hellyer Gorge, Lobster Ponds
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area and then explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Devonport online travel route builder .

Getting from Burnie to Devonport by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

George Town Watch House, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Narawntapu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Narawntapu National Park ©
Narawntapu National Park
George Town Watch House ©
George Town Watch House
Tamar Valley Art Shack ©
Tamar Valley Art Shack

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