30 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Perth Itinerary

30 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Perth Itinerary

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30 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Perth Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and Parliament House of Victoria will appeal to history buffs. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Yea (Yea Wetlands & Y Water Discovery Centre) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 19th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Melbourne to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yea, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 26th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by Providore 24, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Stanley at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally look for gifts at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Platypus House, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

3
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.
Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay route app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 4th (Mon), get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tarraleah day trip planning site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Tarraleah in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, and finally trek along Three Capes Track.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

5
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.
Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary for their historical value. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 10th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Richmond Bridge, Macquarie Island, Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

6
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fremantle Prison and The Bell Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Penguin Island (in Rockingham). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Perth Zoo, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Perth. Traveling from Hobart in March, things will get a bit warmer in Perth: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Matilda Bay Reserve, Penguin Island, Mandurah Cruises
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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