19 days in Melbourne, Hobart and South Tasmania & Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne, Hobart and South Tasmania & Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Melbourne, Hobart and South Tasmania & Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Zurich

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne visit planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Melbourne. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, and then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck sightseeing tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Eaglehawk Neck. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Eaglehawk Neck: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trip

Port Arthur
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

4
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart road trip tool .

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Food Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary & Mole Creek Caves) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, walk around City Park, and do a tasting at Bell & Gong.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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