24 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

24 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

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24 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Fort St. John
Fly:  28​h
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Fort St. John

7
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Fort St. John, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Fort St. John to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Fort St. John in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Devonport.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Devonport trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Devonport reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

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Turners Beach Berry Patch, Leven Canyon
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and then stroll through City Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston vacation planner .

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

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Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

3
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

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Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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 6th (Wed), browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

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Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona

6
days
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in February, with highs in Sydney at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Taronga Zoo
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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