9 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Canberra Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Canberra Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canberra sightseeing planner .

Getting from Hobart to Canberra by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in August, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Canberra. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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