7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip builder .

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 January, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Melshell Oysters, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planning app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

2
nights
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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, contemplate the long history of Battery Point, and examine the collection at Mona.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mona, Opossum Bay Beach, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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