21 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Central. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and St Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday site .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 9th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites. On the next day, hike along Three Capes Track and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Port Arthur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay online travel planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Shene Tasmania. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Darling Harbour and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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