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: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Beauty Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. November in Sydney sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, stop by Providore 24, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In November, Stanley is little chillier than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mt George Lookout.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Beauty Point trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Stanley to Beauty Point in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Beauty Point can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Launceston, Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Mt George Lookout
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Entally House ©
Entally House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read St Helens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beauty Point to St Helens takes 3 hours. In November in St Helens, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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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 14th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, then get a taste of the local shopping with Waubs Bay Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay route tool .

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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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 16th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take a stroll through North Hobart, then stroll through Seven Mile Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Hobart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Bridge
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

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