8 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Melbourne

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 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Block Arcade, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Hobart

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.
On the 27th (Sun), stop by Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Launceston

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 29th (Tue): sample some tasty brews at Prestige Tours Tasmania, admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours · Parks

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 30th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

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Take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.