40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
3
Albany
— 5 nights
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
5
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
6
Launceston
— 5 nights
7
Hobart
— 7 nights
8
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights

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 Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Adelaide House Museum, 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 °C and °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 Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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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 JahRoc Galleries and Boranup Gallery. Visit Gnarabup Beach and Redgate Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Water wheel (in Augusta), Yallingup (Smiths Beach & The Studio Gallery) and Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Happs Winery and Cellar Door, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Colonial Brewing Co, look for gifts at Vasse Virgin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay.

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

Yallingup, Cape Naturaliste, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Water wheel, Willespie
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
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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 Singlefile Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Elephant Rocks, Ocean Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, get great views at Convoy Lookout, view the masterpieces at Torbay Glass Studio, and take a tour of Replica of the Brig Amity.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albany visit planner.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Albany sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:
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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 Sheoak Falls. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to The Lorne Pier (in Lorne) and Beech Forest (The Redwoods & Hopetoun Falls). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Gorge Chocolates, explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Albany to Port Campbell in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lorne, Beech Forest, Bay of Martyrs, Gorge Chocolates
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
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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 Fine Art Kangaroo Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lashmar Conservation Park and Island Beach. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, go for a walk through George's 52,000 Castle Lights, take in the exciting artwork at Shep's Studio, and explore the galleries of Australian Red Gum Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island road trip website.

Drive from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
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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 The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) 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, bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Launceston is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °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, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Bay of Fires Winery
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
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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 Cat and Fiddle Arcade. North Hobart and Narryna Heritage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Cape Raoul (in Port Arthur), Shene Distillery (in Pontville) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, take a stroll through South Hobart, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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, Cape Raoul, Shene Distillery, Raptor Refuge
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31:
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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 National Motorcycle Museum and Port Macquarie Museum. Visit St Thomas Anglican Church and Port Macquarie Historic Court House for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa d'Esta Vineyard (in Dyers Crossing) and Whitewashed Gallery (in Hallidays Point). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Long Point Vineyard, delve into the lush surroundings at Old Bottlebutt, sample the tasty concoctions at Black Duck Brewery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hastings River.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip website.

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, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Port Macquarie. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Wauchope, Villa d'Esta Vineyard, Whitewashed Gallery, National Motorcycle Museum
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
National Motorcycle Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum

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