10 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and then explore and take pictures at Rod Laver Arena. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden and then see majestic marine mammals with Sea All Dolphin Swims.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne route website .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Eastern Beach Reserve, Sea All Dolphin Swims
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Sea All Dolphin Swims ©
Sea All Dolphin Swims
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by Providore 24, then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and finally steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melbourne in August since evenings lows in Stanley dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. On the next day, explore the galleries of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston visit planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Richmond Bridge and Food Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Tahune Forest AirWalk in Geeveston (about 1h 15 min away). There's more to do: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary site .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Trails

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Food Tours
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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