24 days in Greater Sydney, Tasmania & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

24 days in Greater Sydney, Tasmania & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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24 days in Greater Sydney, Tasmania & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Linz
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Bondi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Penrith
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Dandenong
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Linz

3
nights
Bondi

Bondi ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiama Blowhole and Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Kiama Harbour. Change things up with these side-trips from Bondi: Miners Tribute Monument (in Tarrawanna), Wollongong (Nan Tien Temple & Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond) and The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bondi road trip planning site .

Linz, Austria to Bondi is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. September in Bondi sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wollongong, Mosman, Kiama, Miners Tribute Monument, The Entrance Pelican Feed
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The National Pass and Wentworth Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Marrangaroo National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Gordon Falls Lookout (in Leura), Katoomba (Blue Mountains & The Giant Stairway) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, and look for all kinds of wild species at Logan Brae Orchard.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Penrith online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Bondi to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bondi in September since evenings lows in Penrith dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, The National Pass, Logan Brae Orchard, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and The Neck. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Russell Falls. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., and explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Penrith to Hobart. In October, Hobart is little chillier than Penrith - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
The Neck ©
The Neck
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get in touch with nature at East Coast Natureworld and Wineglass Bay Lookout. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip website .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tamar Island Wetlands and The Tamar Valley. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Seahorse World. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Deloraine (Brush Rabbit & Liffey Falls) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip maker .

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Dandenong.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Deloraine, Beauty Point, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

3
nights
Dandenong

Dandenong ©
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Take a break from the city and head to Dandenong Ranges National Park and Point Nepean National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Dandenong: Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale), National Rhododendron Gardens (in Olinda) and William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dandenong online vacation builder .

Explore your travel options from Launceston to Dandenong with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dandenong when traveling from Launceston in October, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dandenong

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary, National Rhododendron Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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