14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Allansford
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Bellerive Beach and Kingston Beach. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mona, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart itinerary planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip website .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, then have some family-friendly fun at Mini Golf Devonport, then savor a hot drink at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Devonport day trip app .

Getting from Port Arthur to Devonport by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft ©
Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip website .

You can drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Allansford.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
day
Allansford

Allansford ©
Allansford is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. On the 18th (Fri), explore the galleries of Allansford Cheese World and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, then admire the sheer force of Hopkins Falls, and finally examine the collection at George Taylor's Vintage Motorcycle Collection.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Allansford route planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Allansford takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Allansford

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, George Taylor's Vintage Motorcycle Collection
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Childer's Cove ©
Childer's Cove
Allansford Cheese World and Museum ©
Allansford Cheese World and Museum

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route tool .

You can drive from Allansford to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get curious at Questacon, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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