60 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

60 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 29 nights
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Bruny Island
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
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Mount Field National Park
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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St Helens
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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Stanley
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Melbourne — 29 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as St Paul's Cathedral and Cooks' Cottage are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Victoria and ArtVo. Venture out of the city with trips to Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at RAAF Museum, browse the exhibits of Art Gallery of Ballarat, take in the dramatic scenery at Steavenson Falls, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Melbourne is 2 hours. In July, Melbourne is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.
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Bruny Island — 2 nights

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Neck, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruny Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Melbourne to Bruny Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.
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Hobart — 7 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mount Field National Park.
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Mount Field National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Forest Secrets and then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mount Field National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Three Capes Track and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Coal Mines Historic Site and Port Arthur Historic Site. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Tasman Arch about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tessellated Pavement, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur attractions planning website.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 5 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Freycinet National Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Friendly Beaches. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Bicheno Blowhole). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and take in the pleasant sights at Cape Tourville Circuit Walk.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to St Helens.
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St Helens — 2 nights

Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then learn about all things military at Warship & Marine Corps Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Derby Tunnel.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St Helens using our trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In August in St Helens, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Tamar Island Wetlands and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Get a sense of the local culture at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Launceston road trip app.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 1 night

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip maker tool.

Drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Stanley sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 5th (Mon), trek along Lake Lilla Track and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip app.

Getting from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4 hours. You will leave for home on the 7th (Wed).
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Tasmania travel guide

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Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.
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