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

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.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route builder website .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Melbourne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Step out of Hobart to go to Richmond and see Sweets and Treats, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 24th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Food Tours
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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