8 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

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Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Hobart at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bicheno online tour planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Bicheno in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then meet the residents at Seahorse World, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

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Drive from Bicheno to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Launceston are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, look for gifts at Providore 24, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then shop like a local with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stanley trip planning site .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. September in Stanley sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally see the interesting displays at Federation Square. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stanley to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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