11 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, wander the streets of Degraves Street, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally House ©
Entally House

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St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 12th (Mon), experience rural life at Eureka Farm, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St Helens vacation tool .

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in St Helens, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Eureka Farm
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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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 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. On the next day, stroll through Long Beach, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planning app .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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