16 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  14​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  13​h 30​min
End: Boracay

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.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Sovereign Hill for their historical value. Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and try to win big at Crown Casino.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation builder website .

Boracay, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 14-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Boracay to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boracay in July, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

4
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.
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and don't miss a visit to Farm Gate Market.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart tour planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, Nonesuch Distillery, Port Arthur Historic Site, Ratho Golf Course
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning website .

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Lincoln's Rock
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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