22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Melbourne
— 13 nights
End: Melbourne

2
days
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.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Battery Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mona, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online road trip planner .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for slightly colder days in Hobart, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
days
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then trek along Three Capes Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): get outside with Tasman Arch and then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Tasman Arch, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

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Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

2
days
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 7th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, meet the residents at Seahorse World, then explore the galleries of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip builder app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Launceston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

14
days
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 find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). Dedicate the 14th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Launceston in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Sovereign Hill
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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