15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  17​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Beijing

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery as well as St. David's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planning site .

Beijing, China to Hobart is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in February, expect Hobart to be much warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Arthur Historic Site as well as Port Arthur Ghost Tours. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with Port Arthur Ghost Tours.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Richmond Bridge
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bicheno trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Bicheno by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Bicheno sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Freycinet Marine Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff and then hike along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Bicheno to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, and admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

Start your trip to Launceston by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne journey app .

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Launceston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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