8 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online road trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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 21st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Launceston when traveling from Melbourne in August, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Launceston to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Launceston in August, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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