18 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney Itinerary

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

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.
Let the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Shrine of Remembrance capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Richmond Bridge. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). There's still lots to do: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nutgrove Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for little chillier days in Hobart, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Russell Falls, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to 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 December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, The National Pass, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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