9 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Santiago

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning app .

Santiago, Chile to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
day
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 27th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip 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. In January, Launceston is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Macquarie Island, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally let little ones run wild at St. David's Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip tool .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, St. David's Park, Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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