9 days in Melbourne & Launceston Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Launceston Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Launceston Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 21st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: stroll through Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Launceston

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 25th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston road trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

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