25 days in Victoria, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

25 days in Victoria, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

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25 days in Victoria, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Mornington
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Flinders
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

2
nights
Mornington

Mornington ©
Mornington is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57km south of Melbourne's central business district. On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Main Street Mornington. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Point Nepean National Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mornington online day trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Mornington is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Mornington. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Flinders.

Things to do in Mornington

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Frankston Beach, Point Nepean National Park, Pure Peninsula Honey
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Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Pure Peninsula Honey ©
Pure Peninsula Honey

2
nights
Flinders

Flinders ©
Flinders once known as Mendi-Moke, is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, then learn about winemaking at Old Apple Shed, and then get outside with The Nobbies.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Flinders trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Mornington to Flinders takes an hour. In December in Flinders, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Flinders

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Old Apple Shed, The Nobbies
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The Nobbies ©
The Nobbies

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Change things up with a short trip to Maru Koala and Animal Park in Grantville (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and kick back and relax at Cowes Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cowes day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Flinders to Cowes in 2 hours. In December in Cowes, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor, Phillip Island, The Nobbies Centre, Maru Koala and Animal Park, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 31st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip site .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Torquay online tour planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally walk around City Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Launceston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Torquay in January since evenings lows in Launceston dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Bell & Gong
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

3
nights
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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 7th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Food Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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