22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + bus:  29​h
End: New York City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Lost Bear Gallery (in Katoomba), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Falls Gallery (in Wentworth Falls). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online route planner .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Sydney. In March, Sydney is warmer than New York City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Falls Gallery, Lost Bear Gallery, Lincoln's Rock
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. For shopping fun, head to Collins St/Swanston St or The White Room Interiors. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
For shopping fun, head to Salamanca Market or Nutpatch. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, view the masterpieces at Art Mob, explore the galleries of Henry Jones Design Gallery, and take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart route planner.

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. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Fortescue Bay about 34 minutes away.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Arthur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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