14 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Singapore

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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 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne driving holiday app.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

Make your Launceston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Launceston, with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Longford, Tasmania, The Low Head Lighthouse, Platypus House
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

2
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.
On the 5th (Tue), trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Bicheno Blowhole
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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.
Visiting Mount Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Runnymede House. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Salamanca Arts Centre.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sarah Island Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Henty Dunes, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Strahan journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sarah Island Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Sarah Island Historic Site ©
Sarah Island Historic Site
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain, admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, and then appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Wall in the Wilderness, Nelson Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls

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