21 days in Melbourne & Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne & Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne & Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Ross
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ross.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Ross

Ross ©
Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Classwood, examine the collection at Gallery 81, stroll around Valentine Park, then pause for some photo ops at Convict Brick Trail, and finally make a trip to Four Corners of Ross.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ross trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Ross. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ross, with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Ross

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Campbell Town
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Gallery 81 ©
Gallery 81
Valentine Park ©
Valentine Park
Classwood ©
Classwood

7
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Bell & Gong (in Longford) and Little Rivers Brewing Co (in Scottsdale). On the 21st (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, stroll around City Park, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Launceston journey planning website .

Drive from Ross to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Little Rivers Brewing Co, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, George Town Watch House, Bell & Gong
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Walking tours
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

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