15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  17​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Doha

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Manly Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 7 hours. Traveling from Doha in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Zoo will get you outdoors. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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.
Museum of Old and New Art and Port Arthur Historic Site will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Raspins Beach (in Orford) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Raspins Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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