14 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Boston

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planning site .

Boston, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Boston to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Boston in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 78°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip builder app .

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. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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