16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Ferry
2
Devonport
— Few hours
Drive
3
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Devonport
— Few hours
Ferry
10
Melbourne
— 1 night
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

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 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

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

Canberra to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries · Tours · Parks

few
hours
Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Devonport trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Devonport reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. You will leave for Stanley on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stanley trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Stanley takes 2 hours. February in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

2
nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Pressing Matters (in Richmond), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
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 16th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online travel planner.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
night
Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): stroll around City Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

Before you visit Launceston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; 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 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

few
hours
Devonport

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Devonport trip app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

1
night
Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

On the 19th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Devonport to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Devonport in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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