17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Red Hill
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Port Campbell
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 1 night
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Melbourne

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and Convent Gallery. St Paul's Cathedral and Degraves Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Daylesford (Lake Daylesford, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, &more), Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, wander the streets of Melbourne Laneways, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and stop by Melbourne Central.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne planner.

Hong Kong, China to Melbourne is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Melbourne. In July, Melbourne is much colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Red Hill.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

Red Hill

— 2 nights
Red Hill is a small rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lonsdale Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Safety Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Nepean.

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Traveling by car from Melbourne to Red Hill takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Red Hill can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Red Hill

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Hobart

— 3 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.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Cape Raoul will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Seven Mile Beach to see Seven Mile Beach about 132 hours away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, and look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Red Hill to Hobart. Traveling from Red Hill in July, plan for little chillier nights in Hobart, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Launceston

— 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Thu), do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally explore the galleries of Franklin House.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Torquay

— 1 night
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Torquay itinerary planner.

You can fly from Launceston to Torquay in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July, daytime highs in Torquay are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Port Campbell

— 1 night
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, and then head outdoors with The Arch.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell road trip app.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Portland

— 1 night
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens, then enjoy the sea views from Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Portland planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Portland in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. August in Portland sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Melbourne

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and finally take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St.

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Getting from Portland to Melbourne by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Portland to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Australia travel guide

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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.