14 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Phillip Island Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Phillip Island Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Phillip Island Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Ventnor
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Queen Victoria Market has been added to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Appreciate the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Melbourne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jakarta, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

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

5
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Salamanca Market or RebeccA's Studio Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, step aboard May Queen, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, and steep yourself in history at Cascade Brewery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

2
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Get some cultural insight at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Cape Schanck Lighthouse. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tyabb Packing House Antiques and Mornington Peninsula Chocolates. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Churchill Island Marine National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ventnor road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hobart to Ventnor. Traveling from Hobart in January, expect nights in Ventnor to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Churchill Island Marine National Park, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Mornington Peninsula Chocolates
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Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques ©
Tyabb Packing House Antiques

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