24 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

24 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

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24 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eastern Beach Reserve and Spas. Shrine of Remembrance and Art Gallery of Ballarat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Lake Wendouree) and Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of East Melbourne Synagogue, and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Healesville Sanctuary, Eastern Beach Reserve, Spas
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Spas
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 20th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and finally make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stanley day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get little chillier in Stanley: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
HA Lane Memorial Lookout ©
HA Lane Memorial Lookout

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and The Tamar Valley. Take a break from the city and head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Platypus House. Venture out of the city with trips to Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Launceston online journey planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Delamere Vineyards, Loira Vines, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Bell & Gong, Platypus House
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Pyengana Dairy, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, and finally do a tasting at Priory Ridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens route planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyengana, Halls Falls, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Visit Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay for some beach relaxation. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planning website .

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Honeymoon Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascade Brewery. Take a break from the city and head to Russell Falls and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Russell Falls, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll around Nielsen Park, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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