20 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens) and St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll around City Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip website .

Amritsar, India to Launceston is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amritsar to Launceston is 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Amritsar in February since evenings lows in Launceston dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

St Columba Falls Reserve, St Columba Waterfall
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Denison Beach (in Bicheno) and Swansea (Spiky Beach Conservation Area & Melshell Oysters). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

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You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Coles Bay Jetty, Denison Beach, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Change things up with a short trip to Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck (about 30 minutes away).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip maker site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Eaglehawk Neck
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

3
nights
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 13th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart vacation maker website .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Food Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

7
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 to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, you will find days in Melbourne are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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