20 days in Gold Coast, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Gold Coast, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Gold Coast, Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + foot + train:  28​h
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and don't miss a visit to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach.

Plan my day in Gold Coast using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

London, UK to Gold Coast is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Gold Coast. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mona, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Gold Coast to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in February, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur day trip planning site .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Dog Line, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 26th (Tue), get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout and then explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tarraleah online route planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Tarraleah by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Trails Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, then get in on the family fun at Penny Royal Adventures, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in February, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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