19 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  13​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Hanoi

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hobart tour planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then stroll through City Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip site .

Fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in December, expect Melbourne to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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