9 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Gold Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Hong Kong

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online holiday planner .

Hong Kong, China to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in October, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston journey planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Launceston at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

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Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 19th (Fri), stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planning app .

Getting from Hobart to Gold Coast by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer than Hobart - with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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