8 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  26​h
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

1
day
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 9th (Wed): stroll around City Park, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip planning tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Launceston is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in October, Launceston is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

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.
On the 10th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning app .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Flinders Street Station, then admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Balloon Rides

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