19 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney Itinerary

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19 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and HMAS Castlemaine. Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Cowes Beach (in Cowes) and Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Kitty Miller Bay, Cowes Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Old and New Art and Port Arthur Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Pressing Matters (in Richmond) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart online trip itinerary maker .

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. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Museum of Old and New Art, Pressing Matters
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, The Three Sisters, & more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney journey builder site .

You can 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 December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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