5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart journey builder site .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout and then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip planning site .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Honeymoon Bay
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

few
hours
St Helens

St Helens
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens travel planning site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

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Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Launceston are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

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