41 days in Gold Coast, Perth & Hobart Itinerary

41 days in Gold Coast, Perth & Hobart Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 12 nights
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Perth
— 13 nights
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Hobart
— 15 nights
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Gold Coast

— 12 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Gallery of Modern Art, &more). Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Tue) at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, kick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast vacation planning app.

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Perth.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

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Perth

— 13 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Mandurah (Dolphin Quay & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). Dedicate the 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Hillarys Boat Harbour, get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, and take a leisurely stroll along Elizabeth Quay.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Perth in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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Hobart

— 15 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Twamley Farm (in Buckland), Shene Distillery (in Pontville) and Port Arthur (Stewarts Bay, Port Arthur Historic Site, &more). On the 27th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Hobart is 2 hours. In January, Hobart is little chillier than Perth - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Tours · Museums · Nature

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