17 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Singapore to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Launceston

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 12th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and stroll around City Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planning site .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In May in Launceston, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

1
night
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, then do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Swansea travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Swansea by car takes about 2 hours. May in Swansea sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Kings Fine Art Gallery ©
Kings Fine Art Gallery
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip maker site .

You can drive from Swansea to Hobart in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Princes Pier, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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