12 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Myuna Farm and Prahran Market. Change things up with a short trip to Chelsea Beach in Chelsea (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Emporium Melbourne, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Hunt Melbourne, take in the views from Princes Bridge, and stroll through Catani Gardens.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder.

Hong Kong, China to Melbourne is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hong Kong in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then get great views at Trethewies Lookout, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stanley trip app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Stanley in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Sliders Tube Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, then see the interesting displays at Launceston Tramway Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Franklin House. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then have some family-friendly fun at Cable Hang Gliding Launceston, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Zone 3 Laser Games.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Fun & Games · Museums · Nature · Parks

Hobart

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sullivans Cove and Raptor Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Seven Mile Beach (in Seven Mile Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sandy Bay, admire the natural beauty at Sub-Antarctic Plant House, get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, and view the masterpieces at Maritime Museum OF Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 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 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

On the 29th (Tue), go for a walk through ACDC Lane and then putt your heart out at Glow Golf Docklands.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Fun & Games

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.