8 days in Melbourne & Greater Hobart Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Greater Hobart Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Greater Hobart Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  3​h
2
Richmond
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h
End: Canberra

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.
Dedicate the 1st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip tool .

Canberra to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Oak Lodge, examine the collection at Mona, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at Old Hobart Town Model Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoodoo Zoo, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and finally stop by The Sensory Tasmania.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Richmond holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Richmond in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Richmond, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge

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