14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planning site .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, take in the waterfront at Elizabeth Quay, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth day trip planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Port Arthur and see Port Arthur Historic Site, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hobart vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Hobart takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Port Arthur Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 30th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): walk around City Park, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then do a tasting at The Pinot Shop, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Launceston road trip app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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