18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orford
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, explore the activities along Swan River, and indulge your taste buds at 3000 Grapes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary builder website .

New Delhi, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Perth hover around 35°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trips

Millendon, 3000 Grapes, Talijancich Wines, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Dedicate the 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and then stroll through City Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally head off the coast to Macquarie Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then examine the collection at Mona, and then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart online vacation planner .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orford itinerary builder site .

Drive from Hobart to Orford in 1.5 hours. December in Orford sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney vacation maker .

Explore your travel options from Orford to Sydney with the Route module. Traveling from Orford in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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