19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Beaconsfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour builder .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Visiting Dove Lake Circuit and Marion's Lookout Walk will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain & Devils @ Cradle), Gunns Plains (Gunns Plains Caves & Wings Wildlife Park) and Preston Falls (in Ulverstone). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Spirit of the Sea.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Devonport travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Devonport reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beaconsfield.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains, Preston Falls
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield ©
Beaconsfield is a former gold mining town near the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, learn about winemaking at Wines for Joanie, do a tasting at Loira Vines, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally snap pictures at Batman Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Beaconsfield travel route planner .

You can drive from Devonport to Beaconsfield in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Beaconsfield are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Beaconsfield

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Loira Vines ©
Loira Vines
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip maker .

Drive from Beaconsfield to Launceston in an hour. In March in Launceston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then get outside with Henty Dunes.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Strahan day trip tool .

Drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. Take a break from the city and head to Maria Island National Park and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Strahan to Port Arthur by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tessellated Pavement
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
Museum of Old and New Art and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Fern Tree. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Pontville to see Shene Tasmania about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art, Shene Tasmania, Fern Tree, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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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

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