5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne

1
day
Launceston

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

Before you visit Launceston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Launceston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Breweries
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience

few
hours
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 23rd (Wed): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay online vacation builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
days
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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Port Arthur Historic Site and Battery Point are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mona, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site, Mona
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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