18 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Beauty Point
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Stanley
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Get outdoors at North Head Sanctuary and Adrenaline. Discover out-of-the-way places like White Rabbit Gallery and Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Flight Experience Sydney - Flight Simulator, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Presbyterian Church, look and learn at Observatory Hill, and kick back and relax at Maroubra Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary app .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Maroubra Beach, Foreshore Track, North Head Sanctuary
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North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
White Rabbit Gallery ©
White Rabbit Gallery
Olympia Milk Bar ©
Olympia Milk Bar

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.
Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to The Neck and Seven Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock and do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Moorilla Estate Winery, Seven Mile Beach, The Neck, Three Capes Track
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hazards Beach, and finally stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, Honeymoon Bay, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St Helens tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area

1
night
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 15th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Holwell Gorge State Reserve, stop by Goaty Hill Wines, and then view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beauty Point trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Beauty Point in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Tamar Valley Art Shack, Goaty Hill Wines, Holwell Gorge State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Holwell Gorge State Reserve ©
Holwell Gorge State Reserve
Tamar Valley Art Shack ©
Tamar Valley Art Shack
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls, then Head underground at King Solomans Caves, then take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, and finally explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mole Creek holiday planner .

Getting from Beauty Point to Mole Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
Highlights from your plan
King Solomans Caves ©
King Solomans Caves
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 17th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stanley trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Stanley Discovery Museum ©
Stanley Discovery Museum
HA Lane Memorial Lookout ©
HA Lane Memorial Lookout

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rye Beach and Catani Gardens. Appreciate the collections at RAAF Museum and Hellenic Museum. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Boneo to see Panorama Garden Estate about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, ponder the world of politics at Melbourne Town Hall, examine the collection at Fire Services Museum of Victoria, and browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Stanley to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Stanley in May, things will get a bit warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rye Beach, Catani Gardens, RAAF Museum, The Mystery Rooms Melbourne, Kalang Park
Highlights from your plan
Flagstaff Gardens ©
Flagstaff Gardens
Rye Beach ©
Rye Beach
RAAF Museum ©
RAAF Museum

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