57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Canberra
Drive:  7 h
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
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 1st (Thu), steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, thenlearn more about the world around you at The National Opal Collection, and finally shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Canberra to Melbourne is an approximately 4-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) so you can 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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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 4th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area and then explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Tamar Valley Art Shack, thenexamine the collection at George Town Watch House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Narawntapu National Park, George Town Watch House, Tamar Valley Art Shack
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 Walk Cataract Gorge, Village Cinema Launceston, Cataract Gorge Cruises, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and City Park. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive 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 ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift ©
Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

3
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Chinese Heritage Mining Area. Get in touch with nature at Barnbougle Dunes and Bridport Walking Track. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale attractions site.

You can drive from Launceston to Scottsdale in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Scottsdale can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll set off for St Helens on the 12th (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
Barnbougle Dunes ©
Barnbougle Dunes
Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and St Columba Waterfall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Halls Falls and St Helens Point Conservation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and Blue Tier (in Weldborough). There's more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the St Helens trip planning website.

You can drive from Scottsdale to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

St Columba Falls Reserve, Blue Tier, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. Step out of Bicheno to go to St Marys and see St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bicheno online attractions planner.

Drive from St Helens to Bicheno in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Bicheno are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Port Arthur.

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.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Model Prison will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Tessellated Pavement. Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, and take some stellar pictures from Fossil Bay Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bicheno to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hobart.

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
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Seven Mile Beach and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll get in some beach time at Kingston Beach and Long Beach. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Huonville.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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. Head to Enchanted Woods and Woodbridge Art and Craft Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at South Cape Bay and Arve Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huonville: Duck Hole Lake Walk (in Dover) and Coningham Nature Recreation Area (in Coningham). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pelverata Falls Track, take an in-depth tour of Cygnet Living History Museum, and appreciate the history behind Snug Bushfire Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Huonville holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Huonville takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Huonville are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Huonville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Enchanted Woods, Duck Hole Lake Walk, South Cape Bay, Coningham Nature Recreation Area, Snug Bushfire Memorial
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
Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery ©
Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery

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nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Sullivans Cove and Channel Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Henry Jones Design Gallery or The Sensory Tasmania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell), Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). Enjoy Hobart some more: identify plant and animal life at Fern Tree and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellerive Village.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online holiday planner.

Drive from Huonville to Hobart in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Sensory Tasmania, Nonesuch Distillery, Bellerive Village, Channel Museum, Opossum Bay Beach
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. Escape the urban bustle at Tall Trees Walk and Lake Dobson. Explore hidden gems such as Derwent Estate and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Go for a jaunt from New Norfolk to Pontville to see Shene Distillery about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Drill Hall Emporium.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Norfolk trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to New Norfolk takes an hour. October in New Norfolk sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ross.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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Ross

Ross ©
Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, thenstop by Classwood, thencontemplate the long history of Ross Female Factory, and finally walk around Valentine Park. On the next day, make a trip to Harold Gatty Memorial Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ross trip builder app.

Traveling by car from New Norfolk to Ross takes 1.5 hours. In November in Ross, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough 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 ©
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
Ross Female Factory ©
Ross Female Factory
Classwood ©
Classwood

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nights
Deloraine

Deloraine ©
Deloraine is a town on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mole Creek Caves and Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum. Get outdoors at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and King Solomans Caves. Go for a jaunt from Deloraine to Chudleigh to see Alum Cliffs about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Pearn's Steam World, admire the sheer force of Westmorland Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Llama Farma, and explore the galleries of Deloraine Creative Studios.

Make your Deloraine itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Ross to Deloraine in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Deloraine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Head to Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery and The Angel's Sharefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to The Nut State Reserve and Dip River Forest Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to The Big Tree in Mawbanna (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, get great views at Trethewies Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley holiday planning app.

Getting from Deloraine to Stanley by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arthur River.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mawbanna, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, The Arty Duck
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

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Arthur River

Arthur River
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and The Tarkine Drive. Take a break from the city and head to Green Point Beach and Mt Donaldson. Go for a jaunt from Arthur River to Zeehan to see Reece Dam about 3 hours away.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Arthur River road trip tool.

You can drive from Stanley to Arthur River in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Stanley on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Arthur River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Reece Dam, Green Point Beach, 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
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Stanley

Stanley ©
See even more of Stanley: stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Stanley online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Arthur River to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Burnie on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Stanley

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

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nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Table Cape Lighthouse Experience and Penguin General Cemetery & Vantage Point. You'll explore and learn at Makers Workshop and Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Burnie side-trips: Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe), Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard) and Philosopher Falls (in Waratah). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Burnie Regional Art Gallery, stop by The Hidden Fox, let little ones run wild at Burnie Park, and explore the activities along Lobster Ponds.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Burnie sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Burnie in 1.5 hours. November in Burnie sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area and then explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park.

Plan a trip to Devonport easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Burnie to Devonport in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Narawntapu National Park, George Town Watch House, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, Tamar Valley Art Shack
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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