18 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: Boston

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Boston, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Sydney is 15 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in February, with highs in Sydney at 80°F and lows at 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 27th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orford sightseeing app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Orford. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Orford reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 28th (Thu), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in February, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mona, stroll through Bellerive Beach, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

The Wicked Cheese Co., Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island, Mona
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tarraleah trip planning website .

Getting from Hobart to Tarraleah by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Tarraleah

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:
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Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

1
night
Launceston

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 5th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston route maker tool .

Drive from Tarraleah to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Block Arcade, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Launceston in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 78°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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