21 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Queensland Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  9​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

3
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 Royal Exhibition Building. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online route maker .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In January, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Port Arthur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Arthur, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Taranna
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Mona
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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.
You've now added Discover Tasmania Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Discover Tasmania Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Discover Tasmania Tours ©
Discover Tasmania Tours

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
See even more of Melbourne: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. You'll set off for Gold Coast on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dicky Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Byron Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Werribee Open Range Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gold Coast in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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