10 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online day trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
On the 18th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through City Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip 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. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Launceston is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Battery Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hobart itinerary planning site .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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