19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Stanley
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Melbourne


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5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as State Coal Mine and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Cape Schanck Lighthouse (in Cape Schanck), Coal Creek Community Park and Museum (in Korumburra) and Ballarat (Arch of Victory, Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, & more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Toorongo Falls, snap pictures at Noojee Trestle Bridge, hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Noojee, Panorama Garden Estate, State Coal Mine, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
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Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
State Coal Mine ©
State Coal Mine

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take a stroll through North Hobart, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Wine Tours & Tastings
North Hobart ©
North Hobart
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 31st (Sat), appreciate the history behind Dog Line, trek along Waterfall Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then explore the striking landscape at Shipstern Bluff, and finally steep yourself in history at Government Farm. On the next day, get great views at Fossil Bay Lookout, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and finally make a trip to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
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Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
Dog Line ©
Dog Line

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online travel planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Honeymoon Bay, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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 4th (Wed): stroll through Ben Lomond Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and finally admire the striking features of Franklin House.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rowella, Ben Lomond Ski Resort, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Goaty Hill Wines
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Ben Lomond Ski Resort ©
Ben Lomond Ski Resort
Franklin House ©
Franklin House
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then learn more about the world around you at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, and then make a trip to Barn Bluff. 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.

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Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 8th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, don't miss a visit to The Big Tree, enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then get great views at Trethewies Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and finally stop by The Angel's Share. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, then take a peaceful walk through Dip River Forest Reserve, and then take a memorable drive along The Tarkine Drive.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. September in Stanley sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mawbanna, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Fossil Bluff, The Tarkine Drive
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Dip River Forest Reserve ©
Dip River Forest Reserve
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage
Fossil Bluff ©
Fossil Bluff

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