24 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Tasmania Itinerary

24 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

24 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Beauty Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Mole Creek
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Eastern Beach Reserve and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Federation Square. Get outdoors at Ocean Beach and Sorrento Back Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Brighton Beach (in Brighton), The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Explore Melbourne further: identify plant and animal life at Maru Koala and Animal Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento Back Beach, Brighton Beach, Ocean Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Maru Koala and Animal Park ©
Maru Koala and Animal Park

4
nights
Coles Bay

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, shop like a local with Waubs Bay Gallery, and examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay journey builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Coles Bay in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Swansea, Freycinet
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Claremont House and Puddleduck Vineyard. We've included these beaches for you: Seven Mile Beach and Bellerive Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart attractions planning app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Puddleduck Vineyard, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Claremont House, St John the Baptist Chuch
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): experience rural life at Eureka Farm, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the St Helens visit planner .

Drive from Hobart to St Helens in 3.5 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Eureka Farm, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

2
nights
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 12th (Sat), do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, and finally take in the views from Batman Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then do a tasting at Velo Winery & Cellar Door, then do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Beauty Point online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Beauty Point takes 3 hours. In January in Beauty Point, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Rowella, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Velo Winery & Cellar Door, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Entally House ©
Entally House
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 14th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, then shop like a local with Turners Beach Berry Patch, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mole Creek trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beauty Point to Mole Creek takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Devonport, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Alum Cliffs, Seven Sheds Brewery, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

Similar Plans

25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 27 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Melbourne, Palm Cove & Sydney BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Sydney & Cairns BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans