16 days in Sydney, Hobart & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Hobart & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Hobart & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  13​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Hanoi

3
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 Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip app .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Congwong Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get some historical perspective at Cascade Brewery and Richmond Gaol. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, pick up some local products at Farm Gate Market, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart tour planner.

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Art Gallery of Ballarat and Ocean Beach. Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Portsea Back Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Dandenong Ranges National Park in Dandenong--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Ocean Beach, Portsea Back Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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