9 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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.
On the 18th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and then explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will leave for Launceston on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then try your luck at Country Club Tasmania Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip website .

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. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Launceston, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Windermere Woodcrafts, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Keep things going the next day: trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip app .

Fly from Launceston to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Launceston in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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