15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Zeehan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Smithton
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Adelaide. May in Adelaide sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in May, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Tours
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then stroll through The Tasmanian Arboretum, and finally see the interesting displays at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
The Tasmanian Arboretum ©
The Tasmanian Arboretum
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through City Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Launceston sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Scottsdale RSL Military Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Little Rivers Brewing Co, and then don't miss a visit to Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Scottsdale trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Scottsdale in an hour. In May in Scottsdale, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Museums, #Breweries

Side Trip

Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scottsdale RSL Military Museum ©
Scottsdale RSL Military Museum
Little Rivers Brewing Co ©
Little Rivers Brewing Co
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings ©
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings

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 13th (Mon), trek along Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stroll through The Overland Track.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour planner .

Getting from Scottsdale to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Zeehan.

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

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

1
night
Zeehan

Zeehan ©
Zeehan is a town on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia 139km south-west of Burnie. On the 15th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, then make a trip to Spray Tunnel, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Reece Dam.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zeehan trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Zeehan takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Zeehan

#Museums
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Spray Tunnel ©
Spray Tunnel
Reece Dam ©
Reece Dam

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get outside with Henty Dunes.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zeehan to Strahan takes an hour. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Smithton.

Things to do in Strahan

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Wilderness Woodworks ©
Wilderness Woodworks
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

1
night
Smithton

Smithton ©
Smithton is a town on the far north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to The Arty Duck, then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by Providore 24, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

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

You can drive from Strahan to Smithton in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Smithton

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trip

Stanley
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24
The Arty Duck ©
The Arty Duck

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